Why does Lily faint in The Secret Life of Bees? The Daughters of Mary sing “Amazing Grace” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” with each daughter touching Mary’s heart. Lily wants very badly to touch her, too, but when she tries to, June stops the music. As a result, Lily faints.
What happens in chapter 10 of Secret Life of bees? Lily has a dream about Zach and wakes up with a heavy heart. She remembers the happiest parts of May, as well as the anguish that caused her death. May’s death postpones Lily’s talk with August about Deborah. After an autopsy, the body is released and the police call May’s death a suicide.
How does Mays death affect Lily? Although May’s suicide is violent and sad, her death leads Lily to some positive realizations. The trauma of May’s death disturbs Lily’s routine and causes her to realize just how happy she has become in the Boatwright house.
What is the lesson of The Secret Life of Bees? The Secret Life of Bees demonstrates the irrationality of racism by not only portraying black and white characters with dignity and humanity but by also demonstrating how Lily struggles with—and ultimately overcomes—her own racism.