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Comparison Essay

Comparison Essay

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Ivan VargheseLauve – 6
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2/18/07
Comparison Essay:
Bless Me Ultima & The Secret Life of Bees
 They need to find their path in life. They have to struggle betweengood and evil. They must reclaim their past to discover their future. Antoniofrom
Bless Me Ultima
and Lily from
The Secret Life of Bees
both faceproblems but in the end, the light at the end of the tunnel shines. Althoughthere are similarities between
Bless Me Ultima and The Secret Life of Bees
there are, obviously, notable differences. The similarities are pretty apparent between the two books. They areboth a “coming-of-age” story and they both have a couple of plot parallels.For example, Antonio has to find his true calling and Lily has to follow hermother’s past. In both books, mentions of religion are very widespread.Religion is one of the most important factors in the books and it influencesthe story a lot. Another noted similarity is the use of allusions, metaphors,and imagery.Even though there are many similarities, there are some very strikingdifferences. The most noted of them is the difference of the gender in thenovel.
Bless Me Ultima
, is geared towards all readers, but
The Secret Life of Bees
is generally a girl’s novel. For example, in
The Secret Life of Bees
, Lilyfalls in love with Zachary but in
Bless Me Ultima
, Antonio is not shown to bein love. Also,
The Secret Life of Bees
takes on more feminine topics. In
BlessMe Ultima
, Antonio is faced with a decision that will alter his outlook on life,
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