Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry Symbolism

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As Emma Donoghue once said, “Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.” Bravery is something that all families need as they push through the tough times in their lives. This quote truly resembles the Logan Family. It explains how they always have to be brave because of their situation and lifestyle. With all the different techniques used to describe characters and events in the story, this book uncovers the truth about the many characters and the way they feel and the way they feel towards others. This novel describes the life of a family who is living through a nightmare, because of the atmosphere they live in, people around them and how those people treat them . In “Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry” MIldred D. Taylor uses many different techniques to help the reader comprehend the story.
In “Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry” the author uses symbolism to create a theme, to show the importance of the family's presence on that piece of land. For example, Taylor uses the Fig Tree to show/describe the Logan family’s presence. Mildred D. Taylor brings out a very strong object that is symbolic to the logan family in the story. In this section the author describes the Fig Tree as resemblance of the logan family, “ that fig tree's got roots that run deep,
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With the many flashbacks in the story, one of the most important ones was, “not teaching the truth” when Mama was being accused of not teaching the truth, yet she was talking about slavery. At another time in the novel, another vivid memory reminds Mama when she was arguing with the principal. She strongly remembers, when he brought up the fact that Mama had covered up the insides of the books. This was because Mama didn’t want to upset the black kids by seeing how people really treat them. But the administration saw it as trying to hide the truth. Even though memories can be great some can come back to haunt
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