The Secret Life of Bees

Consider the description of Rosaleen on page 55 and Lily's thought: "Mother, forgive." What does this tell you about Lily's relationship with Rosaleen?

chapter 2 from the book, "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd

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Lily is lead to believe, mostly by T-Ray, that she killed her mother. Lily is plagued by guilt. She dreams that,

"That night I lay in bed and thought about dying and going to be with my mother in paradise. I would meet her saying, "Mother, forgive. Please forgive," and she would kiss my skin till it grew chapped and tell me I was not to blame. She would tell me this for the first ten thousand years."