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Little Bee (The Other Hand)

Little Bee (The Other Hand)

by Chris Cleave

Justice and Judgment Quotes

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Quote #10

"Oh you fucking bitch," he said. "I can't go to the police, can I? I can't let Sarah find out. Her head is fucked up enough about all this" (7.188)

Lawrence isn't at all concerned about justice for Little Bee. He's interested in finding things he can use against her and ways he can judge her.

Quote #11

It would be a long story to explain why I did not like to leave Charlie like that. (9.85)

Little Bee senses that Lawrence might not have Charlie's best interest at heart, though we never learn whether her intuition is justified. Her desire for Charlie to have justice overpowers her desire to disappear into the crowds of the London streets.

Quote #12

"Yes, because if I is not Batman all the time then mine daddy dies." (9.94)

Charlie has what some might see as an overdeveloped sense of justice, particularly for a four-year-old. He takes the entire burden of his father's death on himself. Do you think this is likely going to be a permanent element of his character?

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