Mildred D. Taylor wrote the novel titled, “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry”, where she briefly explains to the reader about the struggle that human being faced during the Great Depression. The main character named Cassie Logan lives in Mississippi with her family. They work hard to keep the small farmland and to endure many racial injustices from the white families. The children at Jefferson Davis school are being harassed by many white childrens. And the rumors about the Wallace boys burning black men, which started boycotts and fightings across town.
But, little one, ain 't nobody 's respect worth more than your own,” (Taylor, 134). Cassie Logan embarks naively, unworldly, and oblivious to it all, but soon after she goes to school and receives filthy racist books that are required for her and all her peers to have, she then says she doesn 't want them when she shows her teacher the ignorant crude writing on the inside cover only to get a harsh beating in front of the class. Cassie later on gets her arm wrenched by a grown white man, has deceived little Lilly Jean, who is a pretentious devious child, and sees TJ, her brother 's best friend, plunge down a dark abyss to 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 Logan who out develops the rest by learning the importance of family, bravery and self respect, and love when maturing into a harsh cold reality of degradation. First off, the role of members of one’s family play an important impact on them.
The role of a mother is to provide her child or children with unconditional love. Also, to understand her children. Strong mother figures were depicted in these short stories, written by Flannery O’Connor. These mother figures have positive attributes and some had negative attributes, and some had a mixture of both positive and negative attributes. Some of these characteristics include, critical, sympathetic, religious, hardworking, and arrogant.
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.
From the mesmerizing short story, “Mother and Daughter” by Gary Soto, it is apparent that the protagonist, Mrs. Moreno is an impeccable, almost perfect mother because she dedicated, optimistic and resourceful, and most of all loving towards her daughter. Nothing could get in the way of a mother’s love to her daughter. Taking a
They go through many struggles to keep their land, but the family always stays together. In “Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry” the whites discriminate against the blacks.Mildred D Taylor uses many craft moves to get to a specific goal and to also set up an emotion. Mildred D Taylor uses symbolism in the book Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry to raise the stakes. One example on page 205-206 is "You see that fig tree over yonder".... "Them other trees around it, that oak and walnut they're a lot bigger and they take up more room and give so much shade almost shadow over that old fig tree. But that fig tree got roots that run deep and it belongs in that yard as much as the oak and walnut".
Harper Lee wrote a masterpiece called To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is written from the perspective of a young girl named Scout. Throughout all of Scouts childhood she has had role models directing her. The role models truly did it to show love because they want what’s best for Scout. Some of the role models that interact with Scout in her small town is her dad Atticus, her neighbor Miss Maudie, and eventually she was able to develop a sense of what is morally right herself.
In the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor bad and uncheerful weather symbolizes jeopardy. One example of the weather foreshadowing something bad is when T.J and the Simms, three trouble making boys, show up at the church revival. While the Logans