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Portrayal of Friendship at Risk in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

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Have you ever wondered why friends will be friends even at risk? In Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, friendship at risk is accurately portrayed. Both the film and print versions of Mildred Taylor’s novel Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry depict the importance of family and home in the face of society’s brutal racism. Even though they both portrayed the same story, the book did a much better job than the movie. The story takes place in old mississippi where racism and discrimination is at an all time high which was a daily struggle especially between interracial friends. Internal and external conflict is faced based upon many peoples decisions in Taylor’s novel as well. When Jeremy who is a young white boy hangs out with african americans it says, “Jeremy faltered, looked at me, and hung his head(118).” That was said because if Jeremy’s parents found out he was hanging out with the Logan’s he was going to be in a lot of trouble by his parents. Some may ask why or how but at the time that was as much of a crime as someone breaking into a store and stealing hundreds of dollars. It just goes to show how awful and racist things used to be and how friendship is risk especially when dealing with african americans and white friendships.eeeeeeeeee Have you ever wondered why friends will be friends even at risk? In Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, friendship at risk is accurately portrayed. Both the film and print versions of Mildred Taylor’s novel Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry depict the importance of family and home in the face of society’s brutal racism. Even though they both portrayed the same story, the book did a much better job than the movie. The story takes place in old mississippi where racism and discrimination is at an all time high which was a daily struggle especially between interracial friends. Internal and external conflict is faced based upon many peoples decisions in Taylor’s novel as well. When Jeremy who is a young white boy hangs out with african americans it says, “Jeremy faltered, looked at me, and hung his head(118).” That was said because if Jeremy’s parents found out he was hanging out with the Logan’s he was going to be in a lot of trouble by his parents. Some may ask why or how but at the time that was as much of a crime as someone breaking into a store and stealing hundreds of dollars. It just goes to show how awful and racist things used to be and how friendship is risk especia Have you ever wondered why friends will be friends even at risk? In Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, friendship at risk is accurately portrayed. Both the film and print versions of Mildred Taylor’s novel Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry depict the importance of family and home in the face of society’s brutal racism. Even though they both portrayed the same story, the book did a much better job than the movie. The story takes place in old mississippi where racism and discrimination is at an all time high which was a daily struggle especially between interracial friends. Internal and external conflict is faced based upon many peoples decisions in Taylor’s novel as well. When Jeremy who is a young white boy hangs out with african americans it says, “Jeremy faltered, looked at me, and hung his head(118).” That was said because if Jeremy’s parents found out he was hanging out with the Logan’s he was going to be in a lot of trouble by his parents. Some may ask why or how but at the time that was as much of a crime as someone breaking into a store and stealing hundreds of dollars. It just goes to show how awful and racist things used to be and how friendship is risk especially when dealing with african americans and white friendships.lly when dealing with african americans and white friendships.eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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