Choosing Your Own Battles In Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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The famous writer Mark Twain once said, “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience”. Mark Twain was an outstanding American author who wrote Tom Sawyer (Later called the great American novel) and it’s sequel Huckleberry Finn. In the Novel Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor, Choosing your own Battles is an ongoing theme throughout the book. One example is when the book was talking about how the bus that always splashed them to and from school, “ As it approached the lake, it speeded up. The bus emitted a tremendous crack and careened drunkenly into our trap”Page 54. The Logan kids were sick of nearly drowning every time the bus speeded by. So, Stacey hatched a plan to get…show more content…
A group of white men was coming to the Logan land to hang TJ and also possibly hang Mr. Morrison. But, before they arrived, a fire appeared on the Logan cotton field and everyone had to help put out the fire before it reached the forest and burned everything for miles and miles. After the fire, Cassie wanted to know what had happened so she asked Stacey. “Stacey looked around at me sharply, his face drawn, his eyes anxious, and without even a murmur from him, I suddenly did know. I knew why Mr. Morrison had come for him alone. Why Mr. Jamison was afraid for papa to go into town. Papa had found a way, as mama had asked, to make Mr. Granger stop the hanging : He had started the fire”. Papa had to find a way stop the hanging. So, he started the fire so that everyone would forget about the hanging and all join together to help put out the fire. In conclusion, Choose your battles is an ongoing theme throughout the book Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor Cassie and the Logan family are constantly fighting in an ongoing battle all throughout the book. Whether it’s just a fistfight in the woods, multiple times, or it’s risking your own revenue to save another life. Cassie and the Logans really did choose their
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