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Malcolm's brief relationship with the Hill girl Laura represents his last contact with the sort of  "respectability" toward which Ella encouraged him. And his jilting of Laura for the white woman  Sophia is perhaps the major turning-point of his life in Boston. Laura, bright, ambitious and from the  middle class, represents the world Malcolm rejects in favor of the ghetto; and Sophia, his white girl  friend, is a symbol of his success in the world of hipsters and hustlers. Rather than adjusting himself  to Laura's world, Malcolm brings her into his. To Malcolm, Laura seemed different from the other Hill girls, whom he by now despised; she was  serious and quiet, and seemed less snobbish than the other girls. She was a good student and  planned to go to college. She tried to encourage Malcolm to continue his education, but, of course,  he paid no attention. She told him there was no reason why he couldn't become a lawyer, despite Mr. 
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