The Secret Life of Bees - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Chapter 13 Summary

Jars of honey sit waiting for delivery. Lily picks up each one of them and throws them at the wall until all are destroyed, releasing her anguish and years of pent up anger. She explains the events to Rosaleen as they clean up the mess the next day, and she waits for judgement that does not come. Lily feels foolish and unworthy when August arrives with a box full of Deborah's belongings for Lily, which they open together.

Chapter 13 Analysis

Lily experiences anger, as many people do after the death of a loved one. Even though her mother passed away many years before, she has never been given the opportunity to say goodbye and mourn her mother's death, as the Boatwright sisters have mourned May. Her mother Deborah's life and death were a mystery to Lily, but she hoped this woman was one...

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