3.)How are Minny’s bruises and Celia’s phone calls similar? 4.) What does Aibileen think of the “lines”? What does Minny think of the “lines”? Answer: Minny goes to Aibileen’s house that night and narrates the scene of the naked white man and how Celia came and protected her by beating him up with a fire
Abdul Jamal Nazar 3 poker. She comments that Celia doesn’t see the lines between the people; the one between the black and white people and the one between Celia herself and people like Hilly. Minny once again thinks that Celia is “ignorant” of the lines that separate people, but Aibileen illustrates that Minny is the one who is ignorant about this. She suggests to Minny that individuals can transcend the color line by focusing on what connects them instead of what divides them. Minny still feels that there is something that divides people instead of uniting them, since she is used to the separation, however Aibileen turns out to have a different perspective. Aibileen’s suggestions also show that there are many ways for people to get connected by looking at what they share in common, and the color line is too small to stand out as a reason for people to divide amongst themselves, hence resulting in racism.
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