The Secret Life of Bees - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Chapter 10 Summary

May is found pinned under a huge boulder at the bottom of the river. She is dead, and Lily can envisage her passing. They are all devastated, and the household goes into mourning. The son and daughters of Black Mary come to a vigil ceremony and pay their respects to May. She is laid to rest, and Lily feels that she has finally become one of the household, regardless of her color.

June finds May's suicide note, and the Boatwright sisters hold each other. Her death gives hope to those who survived her, but it makes many, such as Zach, feel animosity and hatred for his incarceration, believing that it contributed to her death.

Chapter 10 Analysis

August believes in others, and even though she understands May's fragile state, she respects May's wishes. Against her better judgment, August allows May to confront her suffering...

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