Lily's Racial Extremity In Another Way Kidd

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Another way Kidd demonstrates racial extremity is through Lily’s relationship struggles. At the end of chapter 7, just moments before the quotation, “I can tell you this much: the world is a great big log thrown on the fires of love,” Lily was driving with Zach when she realized, definitively, that she loved him. Then, in the field, she licked honey off of his hand. This experience, involving emotional outbursts and physical interaction, only serve to confuse her as to the point of love in life. Lily does not have much experience with the positive effects of love. Her father, whom she loves, never shows any affection for her, and she has reason to believe that her mother, whom she so desperately wants to have loved her, abandoned her before

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