Courage In Mildred Taylor's Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Good Essays
Courage. Courage is when you stand up for something or someone around you who is being treated unfairly. In Mildred Taylor’s book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry the character Stacey has to show courage. Stacey is the oldest, Logan child, and feels that he has to be the man of the house because Papa isn’t there. The book took place in the 1930s in the south, when African Americans are not treated fairly by whites. The Logans are black. Stacey had to show courage when he took the blame for the cheat notes T.J. made for the upcoming test, when he planned to get revenge on the white bus for getting them dirty, and when he stayed close in the forest when the night men came to get T.J. Would you take the blame for a friend? Stacey showed courage when he took the blame for the cheat notes that T.J. made and passed to him. T.J.…show more content…
Almost every day, as the Logan kids came to the Great Faith School, a school bus from the Jefferson Davis School for the white kids came. For the white children’s amusement, their bus driver would splash the black kids with mud. On Little Man’s first day, he cares so much about his cloths, and is experienced, so when the older kids tell him to get in the ditch, he doesn't. The bus comes, and he gets all dirty. Little Man is furious and sad about his clothes. Stacey feels bad, so he comes up with a plan. It has rained, so he has all of the Logan kids dig a ditch. It rains, fills up, and looks like a washout. The bus comes, and gets stuck. The white kids have to walk in the mud puddle to get out, and have to walk or get their parents to take them to school for two weeks or so until the bus is pulled out and fixed. “Then it sputtered a last mummering protest and died, its left front wheel in our ditch, its right wheel in the gully, like a lopsided billy goat on its knees.” (Taylor, 54) This shows that Stacey will stand up for his family, and be quite mischievous
Get Access