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What was the source of Phillip's negative feelings about Timothy?

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julia1313 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2007 at 9:47 AM via web

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What was the source of Phillip's negative feelings about Timothy?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 19, 2007 at 10:44 AM (Answer #1)

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Phillip is immediately prejudiced against Timothy because Timothy is a older black man.  Phillip has expectations that, because of this single detail, Timothy will be uneducated.  However, in time, Phillip comes to respect Timothy's wisdom and he understands he can learn from Timothy.

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