Characters In Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Many characters in novels are very different from one another. In the historical fiction novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, two main characters have many differences when compared. Stacey Logan, a boy who always attempts to put others before himself, and T.J. Avery, a boy who only thinks of himself, differ greatly in multiple ways. Both children have differences in parenting, personality, and honesty. While it is quite obvious that they are very different, how their parents are able to raise them is one of the most noticeable factors. The parents of Stacey and the parents of T.J. raise their children in their own ways. Mary Logan, Stacey’s mother, is strict and very concerned for her son’s safety and refuses to allow him to travel to dangerous places. For example, when one of Stacey’s friends asked him if he wanted to sneak out to the Wallace , a shop run by racist whites, and learn new dances, he replied with, “Mama told us not to go down there”(73). Mrs. Logan clearly cares about her children, and does everything within her power to keep them safe. Also, Stacey’s father, David Logan, confirms that his children will stay safe in many ways. For instance, after Mr. Logan states rules on where his children can shop,…show more content…
Avery differ from each other greatly in the Mildred D. Taylor’s historical fiction novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. First, one set of parents owns their own land and has their children follow strict rules, while the other parents are sharecroppers that are unable to keep their children out of trouble. Also, Stacey’s personality differs from T.J.’s because he has a modest and loyal personality, and T.J. has egotistical and conceited traits. Most importantly, Stacey values honesty and always tells the truth, while T.J. could care less about being honest and lies to get himself out of trouble. Thus, Stacey Logan and T.J. Avery are two very different characters in Roll of Thunder, Hear My
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