The Secret Life of Bees - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Chapter 6 Summary

Neil, June's boyfriend, wakes Lily as he repairs a truck. Later, he joins them in the kitchen for breakfast and asks too many questions. He makes Lily feel awkward, and she excuses herself and waits for the Sunday worshipers to begin to congregate at the Boatwrights'. These are the son and daughters of Black Mary. August begins her sermon, reading from the Bible and telling the tale of Black Mary. As June plays the piano, the congregation gets to their feet and sways, each member touching Black Mary's heart in some way and paying homage to her before departing. When Lily's turn comes, June stops playing, and Lily feels like an outcast. Her head is swimming, and she feels woozy. She passes out, and Rosaleen and August tend to her.

Chapter 6 Analysis

June's inability to trust her feelings and follow her heart for...

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