How were Rosaleen and Lily shown having a good relationship in the book The Secret Life of Bees?

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Rosaleen and Lily's friendship is established early on in the book and plays a key role throughout. Lily lost her mother at a young age and has essentially been raised by Rosaleen. The two of them are shown helping each other because they find a sort of freedom with one another; Rosaleen is the only adult in town who is kind to Lily, and Lily does not mistreat Rosaleen because of her skin color. When Rosaleen is assaulted by the racist men in town, Lily tries to fight them. Her father leaves her in no doubt as to how much trouble she is in, but this does not stop her from doing what's right by her friend. Lily and Rosaleen run away, and despite...

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