"Annie's murderous rage towards Millicent has its foundation in the possibilities of these hierarchies breaking down, ofAnnie's position of supremacy being put to the test. In Millicent,Annie meets a rival with a clear sense of what she is due as a freemulatto woman of some fortune and importance." -- Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, "THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL AND THE LEGITIMACY OF FEMALE POWER IN THE CARIBBEAN PLANTATION", p38.
"We saw everything. And we want you and Millie to understand that it was nothing real; only something imagined ... by someone else who caused you to see it. Can you follow me? That person first pictured the Bull in her mind and had power enough to make it appear to all of us also. But the thing itself wasn't real; it was only a vision. Do you think we can get Millicent to understand that?""Understand what, massa? If a woman have power to make you see such a thing, what can you do against her? And it was real. Massa, Rolling-Calf is real. And it appear just when I was taking off the sucking spirit from Millie, Mrs Palmer's spirit!"
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