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Mothers are a big part of every childs life they teach us everything from learning how to speak our first word to learning how to make life long decisions for the future Unfortunately In both the book and movie the characters Lily and Skater had to grow up without their real mother by their side They also grew up in a town and time period where there was racism and discrimination was occurring towards African-Americans Trough out their lives both characters being to understand that accepting who they are and the people around them is a very important factor in life Both the book the secret life of bees and the movie The help face similar problems of lack of mother figure racism and acceptance First of all in both the book and movie Lily and skater face the problem of lacking a mother figure to encourage them and guide them through life Both these girls have to grow up without having their real mother by their side and by having someone else take care of them In the help Skaters mom had hired someone else to raise her child for her Instead of raising her child on her own Her mother focused more on pleasing society than on her daughter An example of this is when skaters mom told Constantine to leave because of what society thought of her even thought she knew how much Constantine meant to Skater In the book Lily grows up in a similar environment where she doesnt have a mother figure because she killed her mom in an accident when she was only four Lily has a hard time growing up because of this but fortunately she has Rosaline who is a mother figure that lily looks up to Not only do both girls not have their real mother guide them through life but both girls also have another mother figure in their life For lily this
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