"Look at yourself. You free. Nothing and nobody is obliged to save you but you. Seed your own land. You young and a woman and there's series limitations in both, but you a person too. Don't let Lenore or some trifling boyfriend and certainly no devil doctor decide who you are. That's slavery. Somewhere inside you is that free person I'm talking about. Locate her and let her do some good in the world."
Miss Ethel giving wisdom and encouragement to Cee. pg. 126