* Jed and the family being totally kind and forgiving toward Ms. Hathaway, despite the fact that she was the one who got them thrown in jail for a night (she thought they were home invaders). In being so kind to her, they gained an ally who would later save them and their new fortune.
--> '''Jed''': I reckon you done what you done because you didn't know we was who we was. And if we hadn't been who we was, we'd have still been much obliged for you to have done what you done.
* Jed telling Elly Mae why he wants her to become more refined: because he wants her to be more like her deceased mother.