SUE MONK KIDD’S   THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES AND HARPER LEE’S  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
BECAUSE MOMMY  AND DADDY SAID SO <ul><li>To do well in school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MONEY = DOCTOR / LAWYER </li></ul></ul...
AND THEN THEY   CHANGED THEIR MINDS   <ul><li>School = Enjoyment = Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business VS Advertising/Desig...
LILY OWENS <ul><li>14 year old girl </li></ul><ul><li>Lives with T. Ray, her abusive father, on peach farm in Sylvan, Sout...
LILY OWENS <ul><li>In Tiburon, Lily found August Boatwright and her two sisters, May and June.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lies...
LILY OWENS <ul><li>T. Ray arrives at the Boatwright house, angry and violent. </li></ul><ul><li>Lily finally has the stren...
LILY OWENS <ul><li>August and her community become Lily's new family, and, at long last, Lily develops into a loved and lo...
GROWING UP <ul><li>Lily was brought up by T. Ray, and in Sylvan, which was a racist community at that time </li></ul><ul><...
GROWING UP <ul><li>Lily was influenced on her view by her father and the townies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. Ray, who “did no...
GROWING UP <ul><li>But through experiences and influences by people around Lily, her view on people evolved. </li></ul><ul...
CONCLUSION <ul><li>We are often brought up and influenced by those that surround us.  </li></ul><ul><li>Our values and bel...
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This was an ISU project for my English summative which was to read and draw in depth comparisons between two books.

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  1. 1. SUE MONK KIDD’S THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES AND HARPER LEE’S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
  2. 2. BECAUSE MOMMY AND DADDY SAID SO <ul><li>To do well in school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MONEY = DOCTOR / LAWYER </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rice left behind in bowls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How ugly your spouse will be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many moles you will have on your face (I have many… Oh dear) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t make funny faces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or your face will be stuck like that when you grow up </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. AND THEN THEY CHANGED THEIR MINDS <ul><li>School = Enjoyment = Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business VS Advertising/Design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stopped nagging about cleanliness of bowls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Realized I will never be a clean eater </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Just called me ugly if I made faces </li></ul>
  4. 4. LILY OWENS <ul><li>14 year old girl </li></ul><ul><li>Lives with T. Ray, her abusive father, on peach farm in Sylvan, South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Has African American ‘nanny’ and housekeeper, Rosaleen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Went to town to vote, and gets arrested when defending herself against racist townies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bees she put in jar flew away – led to an epiphany: Lily had to run away from home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hitchhikes to Tiburon, S.C. after sneaking Rosaleen out of the hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiburon, S.C. found written on back of a picture of a black Mary in her deceased mother’s possessions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. LILY OWENS <ul><li>In Tiburon, Lily found August Boatwright and her two sisters, May and June. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lies to stay with August and avoid being sent back home in Sylvan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lily helps beekeeping, Rosaleen helps housekeeping. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lily meets the honey farm helper, Zach, a handsome, intelligent, African American boy on whom she develops a crush. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lily grows closer to August, beginning to love her and to find in her a surrogate mother. </li></ul>
  6. 6. LILY OWENS <ul><li>T. Ray arrives at the Boatwright house, angry and violent. </li></ul><ul><li>Lily finally has the strength to confront him about the past and to call him “Daddy.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lily had come to realize that T.Ray, just like her mother, is a flawed and complex human. In a way, she forgives him, but she nevertheless feels happy to continue living at the Boatwright house. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>August convinces him to let Lily stay in Tiburon. </li></ul>
  7. 7. LILY OWENS <ul><li>August and her community become Lily's new family, and, at long last, Lily develops into a loved and loving person. </li></ul>
  8. 8. GROWING UP <ul><li>Lily was brought up by T. Ray, and in Sylvan, which was a racist community at that time </li></ul><ul><li>T. Ray paid no respect to Rosaleen, the housekeeper. </li></ul><ul><li>Lily did not have exactly the same view on racism as the townspeople, but she generally thought that most people were like Rosaleen, uneducated labourer-turned-housekeepers. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosaleen was beat up and arrested in town because she was coloured. </li></ul>
  9. 9. GROWING UP <ul><li>Lily was influenced on her view by her father and the townies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T. Ray, who “did not think coloured women were smart” (Kidd, 78). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lily Owens admits that “to tell the whole truth”, “[she] thought they could be smart, but not as smart as [her], [her] being white” (Kidd, 78). </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. GROWING UP <ul><li>But through experiences and influences by people around Lily, her view on people evolved. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lying on the cot in the honey house of African American, August Boatwright, all Lily could think was “August is so intelligent, so cultured, and [she] was surprised by this” (Kidd, 78). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>She never thought otherwise because nobody else did </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lily says to Zach, an African American boy and fellow beekeeper, “I’ve just never head of a Negro lawyer, that’s all. You’ve got to hear of these things before you can imagine them” (Kidd, 121) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bullshit. You gotta imagine what’s never been” (Kidd, 121). </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. CONCLUSION <ul><li>We are often brought up and influenced by those that surround us. </li></ul><ul><li>Our values and beliefs are a compilation of others and our own. </li></ul><ul><li>Children, because of their vulnerability to opinion, are especially inclined to their parents’ expectations and their moral bases affecting important issues such as racism. </li></ul><ul><li>As children, they only know what they are taught - mixed with the romantic thoughts and naïve characteristics that accompany their child state. </li></ul><ul><li>Though they eventually grow and form their own thoughts, values and beliefs - the morals that become their base plays an important role in their upbringing. </li></ul>

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