The Bees Symbols & Objects

Laline Paull
This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Bees.
This section contains 681 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Bees Study Guide

The Queen

The queen bee is truly a Queen in this story, a symbol for the grace and forgiveness that makes a society thrive. Although the hive does not value its members, the Queen does have a kind word and phrase for every bee to whom she speaks. When her character is removed, the hive suffers aimlessness and unrest in her absence.

The Brood

A hive cannot sustain itself without reproduction, and so the Queen's many eggs -- the brood -- is a symbol for continuity and sustenance. With every egg that is malformed or sick, the bees watch a chance for the hive's future die away.

The Sage

The Sage bees are a symbol of oppression and control, and of de-valuing of individual existence. Nearly every scene in which they appear holds an element of fear or struggle. At their hands the bees are controlled either...

(read more)

This section contains 681 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Bees Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Bees from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook