Secret Life of Bees
By: Sue Monk Kidd
First Quote (Chapter 1, Page 24)
This excerpt explains that the feeling of the presence of Lily's mother during times of pain and trouble tells us that her mother is with her. Holding her mother's possessions during her punishment gave Lily the strength to keep going and the feeling of all the angry and meanness, given by T.Ray, taken away.
Second Quote (Chapter 1, Page 8)
This excerpt is narrated by Lily who is talking about herself. She said this, having no self confidence and worrying about not being able to be like the other girls. This also explains how the absence of her mother has affected one part of Lily's life, learning about being a women.
Third Quote (Chapter 1, Page 27)
This quote is said by T.Ray about how colors register to vote. The way they register is that they have to write their name in perfect cursive and if they mess up on the smallest letter, then they are refused of a registration card.