Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

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  • Topic: Mildred D. Taylor, Sibling, Racism
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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
“You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.” Exactly how important is family? Can you live without a friend? In the book Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor the Logan family were always there for each other when they were in trouble. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry takes place in the state of Mississippi during the 30’s. In the book the Logan family goes through many tough challenges, mostly based on the issue of racism. Even though they were treated unfairly by whites, in the book whenever they are in trouble one of their family or friend would help them out. Because the story took place in Mississippi, a southern state racism is especially bad, but no matter what the author throws at them, they always make it through. It doesn’t matter what kinds of trouble you’re in your friends and family will be there to help you out, and that is why family and friends are so important.

The help between brothers and sister is very important in the Logan family. For example Stacey knew that if Cassie talked back to the white man she would have gotten herself in tons of trouble. Due to that reason Stacey grabbed Cassie’s arm and explained that standing up to the owner is not a good idea in the Wallace store, since Cassie did not know about the fact that whites always go before blacks. Even after everything Stacey had done Cassie did not listen and gotten into tons of trouble by the store owner and Lillian Jean’s father. Even at that point Stacey did not give up on Cassie and kept telling her the right thing to say and do so she doesn’t get into more trouble. “As we passed one of the counters, I spied Mr. Barnett wrapping an order of pork chops for a white girl. Adults were one thing; I could almost understand that. They ruled things and there was nothing that could be done about them. But some kid who was no bigger than me was something else again.” (P. 110), even though this quote reminded Cassie...
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