What does Holly's reaction to the female police officer reveal about her character? Have we seen this type of behavior before from her?
When the female officer touches Holly, she responds, "Get them cotton-pickin' hands off of me, you dreary, driveling old bull-dyke." The racial and sexual insults that Holly throws around, like "cotton-Pickin'" and "bull-dyke," are examples of this and illustrate that while Holly attempts to be proud and glamorous, when crossed she can be unapologetic, brash, and mean. While some students might see Holly's behavior as insubordinate, others might observe that the arrest is sudden and violent, and that many people might respond as Holly...
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