Lilith During The Montpelier Estates New Year Ball

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A significant turning point within the novel occurs on pages 60-61 when the Mistress selects Lilith to serve during the Montpelier Estates New Year Ball. This moment marks a change in Lilith as a character and as a woman. First, Lilith begins to verbally, and often physically, fight with Homer. The continued arguments between Lilith and Homer occur more frequently because Lilith belives herself to be the Mistress’s favorite since she has been chosen to serve at the ball, and in the mind of Lilith this puts her above all other slaves on the plantation, even Homer. This additionally causes Lilith to act out in all aspects of her life, much like a teenage girl would. When she is taken to the cave, she threatens to tell the Mistress of the escape

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