Motherhood In Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Motherhood is an endless affiliation to the nucleus of life; however, it is not an easy going affair to dive into its heart. To some people, motherhood is connected to the innate ability to give birth to a child; to others, it is a peculiar case of mind and heart situate towards transcendence and sophistication to possess maternal ability. Thus, the depiction of mothers and motherhood varies in the children 's literary works, and each writer presents his preferment, which prompted by his/her personal experience or interpretation. Hence, and based on her personal encounters, Mildred D. Taylor, in her novel Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, presents a challenging and gritty portrayal of motherhood, embodied in several characters, through their pursuit…show more content…
Still, Taylor 's professionalism emerges by linking her goal to demystify the African-American history in Mississippi in 1930 's, and the role of parenthood; throughout a contrast of a loving family located underneath a society of hatred. Therefore, and as an African-American writer, Taylor fictionalizes an extended black family of seven; Papa (David Logan), Mama (Mary Logan), Big Ma (Caroline Logan/Grandmother), Uncle Hammer (David 's brother) and children (Stacy, Cassie, Christopher-John and Little man Logan); in their quest to survive their ordeal, physically and emotionally. However, it is on the lips of the child protagonist, focalizer and narrator, Cassie, where Taylor presents quite a description of mothering performances at its best, as well, states a nation wise anxiety of freedom, justice and respect. For that reason, and being the foremost school for any child, mostly, Mary Logan (Mama) is one of the principle characters to translate Taylor 's vision about motherhood, whom she loves, cares, teaches, protects, guides and empowers her children in such harsh surroundings. Moreover, the author weighs both motherhood and fatherhood on the same plate, and celebrates the David Logan 's (Papa) character as important, and as an equivalent, as Mary 's (McDowell
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