how did phillip feel about his mother at the end of chapter 3

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In Chapter 3, Phillip found himself on a raft with a black man named Timothy after the boat had been hit by a torpedo.  At the beginning of the chapter, Phillip missed his mother and wondered where she might be.  Timothy tried to reassure and comfort him.  As Phillip spent more time with Timothy on the raft, he started to believe that his mother was right about black people.  She often stated they were different than him.  At the end of the chapter, Timothy started to resent his mother.  He blamed her for the fact that he was alone on a raft with Timothy.  

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