Uncle Hammer Character Sketch

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UNCLE HAMMER CHARACTER SKETCH
Roll of thunder hear my cry
Elliot white u2d

UNCLE HAMMER CHARACTER SKETCH
Roll of thunder hear my cry
Elliot white u2d

In the book “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry” by Mildred D Taylor, she uses a minor character called Uncle Hammer to take a stand against racism in Mississippi and to teach his nephews and his niece’s valuable lessons. Uncle Hammer is a hot-tempered African American, who is strongly against racism. He is big ma’s oldest unmarried son, who lives up North and earns a good living. He is a big Support to the Logan family because gives them the necessary funds to pay their mortgage and offers valuable advice to the children. Uncle Hammer has a very intriguing background. Every year Uncle Hammer visits the Logans at Christmas time. This shows that family is very important to them and along with the land they are the two main importance’s to the family. Uncle Hammer was willing to use violence if necessary: “unnecessary trouble! You think my brother died and got my leg half blown off in the German war.” He is full of resentment and bitterness as he fought in World War 1 alongside the same whites who now feel they are better than them and who treat all blacks like animals. Uncle Hammer was willing to use violence if necessary: “me, John Henry and David grew up together and John Henry and me even fought together in the war what good came out of it.” This shows that uncle Hammer has been through a lot, he is angry with the outcome and he is willing to take revenge. Uncle Hammer’s appearance is described in great depth: “Like papa, he had dark, red-brown skin, a square-jawed face, and high cheekbones; yet there was a great difference between them somehow. His eyes, which showed great warmth as he hugged and kissed us now, often had a cold, distance glaze, and there was an aloofness in him which the boys and I could never bridge.” From this quote we learn that he is very good-looking man and that he shows...
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