Lily Owens Changes Dramatically
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin Mary, Christianity, Prayer / Pages: 1 (246 words) / Published: Dec 14th, 2014

Lily Owens changes dramatically, when she starts spiritually growing. This is when Lily finally accepts that sometimes you don’t need a physical or biological mother, and that the Mother of Chains would always be there in her heart. Lily realizes this one night in the Boatwright’s house when she went to visit the colored Virgin May statue, and placed her hand on the red heart on the statue chest and side “’you are my mother…You are the mother of thousands”’ (269).That quotation from Lily shows her acceptance of life and that she is growing spiritually. The reason why it shows spiritual growth is because, before mother Mary she always ignored religion and anything spiritual. Another way Lily shows that she is changing spiritually is when her and Rosaleen and the two Boatwright sisters, August and June go looking for May because, she went missing after going to the Wailing Wall to go and grief. Well looking Lily begins to say “Hail Mary, full of grace, Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen”’ (191). This quotation appositely show Lily’s spiritual growth and her maturity growth because, she is finally looking for a spiritual dependents which is praying to Mother Mary who she looks up to. Furthermore Lily has grown spiritually due to those reasons stated before.

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