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THE SECRET LIFE OF BEESAdbel Jimenez LopezPeriod 5 // CRHS@Ms. Dillon’s Class9/4/2019
CHAPTER 1Title:“The Cry of a Young Woman’s Hidden Past”Quote:“The queen, for the most part, is the unifying force of thecommunity; if the is removed from the hive, the workers veryquickly sense her absence. After a few hours, or even less, theyshow unmistakable sing of queenlessness.” - Man and InsectsThe quote refers to the effect of the absence of Lili’s mother inLili’s inside, as well as the influence it had on her environmentand external life. Chapter 1 introduces us all the suffering that Lilihas with T-Ray and her desire to know more about her mother,which led the deepest hole full of emptiness in her heart, and asthat hole became deeper, her thirst to know the truth grew biggerand bigger.CHAPTER 2Title:“We Need to Let Go in Order to Seek the Truth.”Quote:“On leaving the old nest, the swarm normally flies only afew meters and settles. Scout bees look for a suitable place tostart a new colony. Eventually, one location wins favor and thewhole swarm takes to the air.” – Bees of the World.The quote refers to the journey that Rosaleen and Lili started, andtheir escape of their “old nest,” or their lives as illustrated in thequote; the “new colony” is also a symbolic picture that representsa new life that’s going to start for them. Rosaleen and Lili get inthe prison and Lili, when she got picked up by her father, heardthat she was the one that killed her mother; as the storyadvances and her rage, anger and sadness mingle and grow, shedecides to leave the house and escape with Rosaleen, who is inthe hospital by this time, in search of the truth.
CHAPTER 3Title:“Following the Hints: The Black Mary Picture & the HoneyJar”Quote:“New beekeepers are told that the way to find the elusive queen is by first locating her circle of attendants.” - The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Man.In order to find the truth about her mother, she first must locatethe people that knew her; this is what the quote says in otherwords. In Chapter 3, Lili sees the picture of the black Mary, thesame one from her mother, in a honey jar and asks who and