Importance Of Respect In Roll Of Thunder

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“There are things you can 't back down on, things you gotta take a stand on. But it 's up to you to decide what them things are. You have to demand respect in this world, ain 't nobody just gonna hand it to you. How you carry yourself, what you stand for--that 's how you gain respect. But, little one, ain 't nobody 's respect worth more than your own,” (Taylor, 134). Cassie Logan starts off naive, unworldly, and oblivious to it all, but soon after she goes to school and gets racist books, then says she doesn 't want them when she shows her teacher the crude writing on the inside cover only to get a beating in front of the class, which sure isn 't right. Cassie then gets her arm wrenched by a grown white man, has deceived little Lilly Jean, and sees TJ plunge down a dark abyss into the wrong path. In Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor there are both static and dynamic characters, one of which is named Cassie who out develops the rest by learning the importance of family, bravery and self respect, and love when…show more content…
Overall, Cassie Logan matures throughout Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor while learning the importance of bravery and self respect, friendship and love, and last but not least, family. She learns standing up for what’s right is the best way to think, but not always the best thing to do. The knowledge that love can conquer all boundaries, and not accept life as it is, that you must keep fighting for what you believe if even if that fight must be silent, insinuates its way into Cassie’s brain and heart to the point that she understands by the end of the story. Cassie sees that people wish for the best for her, and she tries to follow their examples. All in all, Cassie become a better person through out Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by not accepting the way things were and being subtle as she could with trying to set off a serendipity to her race, but learning life is more complex than black and white. It
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