The Secret Life of Bees

by: Sue Monk Kidd

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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In The Secret Life of Bees, what do beehives serve to symbolize?

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What object in the novel is a symbol of mothers and motherhood, and also symbolizes Lily’s mother specifically?

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What is the common theme of the fourteen epigraphs that precede each chapter?

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Which classic work of literature does Lily’s journey with Rosaleen echo?

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A powerful motif throughout the novel is the search for ___.