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Quote #10

"But everybody saying the judge wife be good friends with Miss Holbrook and a how regular sentence be six months for petty stealing, but Miss Holbrook, she get it pushed up to four years." (19.151)

Hilly has the legal justice system at her disposal and she uses it to punish the black people who offend her.

Quote #11

My breath feel like fire. "Time to write to every person in Jackson the truth about you." (34.195)

Aibileen dishes out her own justice here by daring to get busy spreading the story printed in Help – the story of Hilly eating Minny's poo-laced chocolate pie. In doing so, Aibileen manages to (rather cleverly, we might add) avoid the prison sentence Hilly was trying to set her up for.

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