The Secret Life of Bees - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Chapter 11 Summary

After May's burial, August shuts down the honey making, and she and June continue mourning their sister's death, leaving Lily feeling isolated and alone. She talks to Zach about his feelings regarding the death of May, and he tells her that since his visit to prison, he has a fire in his belly and is angry with white men. He speaks of riots, righteous courses, the Ku Klux Klan and revenge.

After a week of mourning, life returns to normal. June and Neil wed on Mary Day, a ceremony dedicated to the statue they all worship. After the ritual, Zach and Lily wander hand-in-hand down to the river. He kisses her and promises that once he has become a lawyer, they will be together.

Chapter 11 Analysis

Lily has come to rely on the Boatwrights' company, and when they are no longer there, she...

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