What does Cassie Logan's relationship with "Miz Lillian Jean" represent? Three conflicts with Lillian Jean occur, think of the message they convey.

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Cassie's relationship with Lillian Jean symbolizes the racist and prejudicial situation that exists in the South. The conflicts between the two young girls serve to show the effects of a racist society. Racism and prejudice is learned. Lillian Jean is just twelve years old, and she has already been taught to treat Cassie with disrespect and hatefulness.

Cassie is only nine, but she has been taught by her parents to have pride, determination, and courage. Yes, she does plot revenge against Lillian Jean, but it is because she refuses to accept the treatment of blacks as an acceptable fact of life. Her type of revenge reflects her young...

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