What does Mrs. Flint's "grief" about Aunt Nancy's death suggest about the psychology of whites in the South and the North? (Chapter XXVIII, p. 121.)
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Mrs. Flint became sentimental at Aunt Nancy's death and proposed that the slave be buried in her family's burying-ground, but Harriet's grandmother refused. This was surprising to Mrs. Flint, as "it had never occurred to [her] that slaves could have any feelings," but she consented anyway. Her offer was made out of respect for Aunt Nancy's role in her household. She obviously saw Aunt Nancy as a member in an extended family, thus, she offered the place in the family burial ground.