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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

May Boatwright - The Secret Life of Bees

“Our mother said she was like Mary, with her heart on the outside of her chest.” -August Boatwright about her sister, May Boatwright, in the film The Secret Life of Bees

The character of May Boatwright is known for feeling everyone elses sorrows so deeply that most sadness wrecks her. When things are good she is happy-go-lucky; she is not a depressed or meloncholy character at all. May has an outstanding capacity for empathy.  This characteristic isn't shown in the film as a weakness. It's implied that she is almost stronger than everyone else because she is able to feel so deeply and care so fiercely for others. I hope I am more like her than not.

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