CHapter 3.pdf - Emily Calarco English 22 Chapter 3 The epigraph in chapter 3 in \u200bThe secret Life of Bees\u200b by Sue MOnk Kidd states \u201cNew beekeepers

CHapter 3.pdf - Emily Calarco English 22 Chapter 3 The...

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Emily Calarco English 22 10/30/17 Chapter 3 The epigraph in chapter 3 in The secret Life of Bees by Sue MOnk Kidd states, “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 Men). In this chapter, Lily tries to find out more about her mother, so her and Rosaleen go on a quest to find out what she was really like. As they are walking trying to find Tiburon, Lily approaches a store for lunch and she finds out something that might help her understand her past. At the store counter, Lily notices a jar of honey with a black mary on it. The store owner then explains to her that the women that makes the honey is black, and her name is August Boatwright, who lives outside of town in a pink house. After finding this out, Lily hurries back to Rosaleen, who was sitting outside on the bench. She tells her about how she is almost positive that her mother new the honey collector and that she has to go find August. Lily and Rosaleen make their ways over to August’s house and they meet her and her two sister. Lily started to walk around the house, “I found myself looking at a picture of the black Mary. I do not mean a picture of just any black Mary. I mean the identical, very same, exact one as my mother’s. She stared at me from the labels of a dozen jars of honey. Black Madonna Honey , they said” (Kidd 63). In this quote, Lily has finally found the one thing that connects her mom to the honey making. I can infer that she was excited when she saw this picture because she got the feeling that she is about to find out so much more about her mother. Her mother had done something important in the town and Lily is now on a quest to see what and also to fulfill her mother's wishes. She felt she is connected to her mom in a strong way and she is on the move trying to find out why.

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