The Secret Life of Bees

how does august inspire lily to be more introspective?

(the examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes)

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August acts as a surrogate mother and inspires her by creating a nuturing environment unlike anything Lily has ever known. The safety that August provides enables Lily to look at her life and emotionally transform, as well as spiritually transform (some critics have likened August's character to a black Madonna).


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