The Secret Life of Bees

Contrast Lily’s expectations of the policeman to how he actually does his job. Be sure to cite examples. What kind of conflict is this?

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Lily expected the policeman, Avery (Shoe), to take Rosaleen's side. Shoe, however, is passively racist himself and blames the incident on Rosaleen. The conflict involves ingrained racism among the white population against blacks.