Little Bee goes through a traumatic experience during her confinement at the detention center and has to apply major changes to her identity in order to survive. Little Bee’s vision however was not narrow as she is able to plan how she wants to change herself to survive both inside and outside of the detention center. To begin with, she is initially concerned about her own safety within the detention center since both the men and women share the same space in the daylight. She feels as if the...
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...o protect herself and blend in with the majority.
Following the traumatic experience in the detention center, Little Bee is taken in by Sarah and her son Charlie. They provide her with a home and the sense of having a family that she can trust and communicate her troubles with. This is a crucial position for Little Bee to be in because she has been experiencing situations that made her lose her sense of hope and belief that her conditions might improve. She tries to find ways commit suicide wherever she goes just in case matters get worse, that way she could relieve herself from all the pressure: “whenever I go into a new place, I work out how I would kill myself there” (Cleave 47) .So by having someone to communicate with and trust, it sparks the sense of hope and rebuilds her confidence. Moreover, Sarah and Charlie play a major role in Little Bee’s development.
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