Lay That Bullet In Our Hands Literary Analysis

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Have you ever witnessed racism taking place? It’s an awful thing. The book, Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy and the movie, Remember the Titians both deal with racism. In both stories, it shows that no matter what color a person’s skin is, everyone should be treated equally. I believe that setting and the conflict shows the theme of both stories the best.
The setting is one of the main things that develop theme in both Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy and Remember the Titians. The setting of Remember the Titans is T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia and this helps develop theme because this high school was one of the first high schools to let “blacks and whites” go to school together.
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The conflict in Remember the Titans is that the football team doesn’t get along very well because they are different races. The team members don’t want anything to do with each other, pretty much, because of their races. However, in the end the conclusion ended up being that the team cared for and loved one another. They didn’t care what race the other members might’ve been, the team ended up being best friends and even showed that toward the school. Conflict and resolution in Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands is also a big theme developer. The conflict is that the KKK is hurting the town that the family lives in. They have hurt people that they knew and loved and killed one of their best friends, Marvin. The family tries dealing with it themselves and Marvin until the KKK took it a step too far and killed Marvin. Then, the family deals with the KKK in a different way and confronts the NAACP. The NAACP gets on the case and eventually asks Warren, the father, if he will go and steal some documents from the base of the KKK and he does so, with a friend. All of this helps develop theme because it ends up catching the people who hurt African Americans for fun, which is racist. And the family learned that the color of a person’s skin does not define them. They learned that everyone should be treated equally, not killed and shot for

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