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What are some examples of figurative language in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

There are many examples of figurative language in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Idioms are a type of figurative language and are expressions that are not meant to be taken literally. Some examples...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2018 2:23 pm UTC

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What is a conflict in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

A conflict is Harlan Granger’s dispute with the Logan’s over their land. A conflict is a struggle between opposing forces. Since this story takes place during the Great Depression in the Deep...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2014 8:47 pm UTC

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What was the cause of John Henry Berry's death in Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry?

John Henry Berry was set afire by drunken white men, and died of his injuries. John Henry Berry was the owner of an old Model-T pickup, and had stopped for gas at a filling station in Strawberry....

Latest answer posted February 11, 2009 7:54 am UTC

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In Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, did the children of Great Faith Elementary receive  an education equal to those of...

The education that the children of Great Faith Elementary and Secondary School receive is in no way equal to the education that the children of Jefferson Davis County School receive. In the Jim...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2018 3:07 pm UTC

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What is the rising action in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

There are many theories of dramatic structure that include "rising action." For the sake of this answer, I will use Freytag's Pyramid, specifically, to analyze the plot of this story. In Freytag's...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019 12:56 am UTC

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Who were the night men in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

The night men in Mildred Taylor's novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, were presumably white vigilantes bent on spreading terror to the local black families that lived in the area. Early in the...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2010 10:48 am UTC

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What happens to T. J. in Rolling Thunder, Hear My Cry?

In contrast to the Logan children, T. J. Avery lacks integrity and loyalty; he is capricious, spending time with the Logans, but reporting Mrs. Logan as responsible for the boycott against the...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2013 6:34 am UTC

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Why does Cassie become so angry at Mr. Barnett in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Cassie became angry and Mr. Barnett because he waited on her after all the white people. Mr. Barnett is the shopkeeper in Strawberry. Cassie really likes the store when she goes into it. The...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2013 11:04 pm UTC

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Who were the night riders and what were they doing?

The reference to “night riders” in Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry is intended to evoke the desperate fears of liberated slaves and, later, of African Americans in general, of white...

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Who is Mr. Morrison in "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?"

Mr. Morrison is a large man that David Logan hires to help out on his farm while he is away working on the railroad. As David tells it, Mr. Morrison has lost his job on the railroad. But Mr....

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In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, what does Mr. Morrison do when Kaleb Wallace will not move his truck to let him by...

Mr. Morrison and the Logan children are riding the wagon on their way home from delivering a planter to the Wiggins family when they encounter Kaleb Wallace, who drives his truck across the road to...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2009 2:00 pm UTC

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What is the climax of the story "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry"?

The climax of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry comes when the night riders try to lynch T.J. Avery, a friend of the children who has been involved in a robbery. Stacey quickly sends the other children...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2008 9:27 am UTC

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What is the conflict of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry? person vs. society etc.

The conflict in the novel is primarily racial. Even though the text begins much later, it has it's roots with the Logan's acquisition of part of Mr. Granger's land which he had to sell during...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2009 3:56 am UTC

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What happened to Mr. Morrison's family on Christmas when he was only six years old in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?...

Mr. Morrison's family was wiped out one Christmas when he was only six years old. The year was 1876, and times were hard. The Morrison family lived in a shantytown outside the city of Shreveport....

Latest answer posted February 13, 2010 2:23 pm UTC

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What does Stacey do with the coat that Hammer gave her in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Stacey gave the coat away to T.J. In Chapter 7, we discover why Stacey isn't wearing the coat that Uncle Hammer gave to him: T.J. has it in his possession. Essentially, Stacey gave the coat to T.J....

Latest answer posted December 26, 2018 3:09 pm UTC

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What is the falling action in "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"?

The falling action in a story is everything that occurs after the climax. In this book, the climax comes very close to the end of the, when the night riders come to lynch T.J. and David Logan sets...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2008 10:52 am UTC

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In Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry what happened to Mr. Berry and his two nephews and who was...

Very early in Mildred D. Taylor’s novel of life in the post-Civil War American South, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, told from the perspective of a young African-American girl, Cassie Logan, the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2014 3:22 pm UTC

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Who is Jeremy? Describe him, explaining what is unique about him and what role he might play in this story?

Jeremy Simms, described as a "strange boy," is an eleven-year-old white boy who tries to be friends with Stacey and the other Logan children. Along with the attorney Wade Jamison, Jeremy's role is...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2015 10:21 am UTC

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How does Cassie get revenge on Lillian Jean Simms in "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry"? Chapter 8

Lillian Jean Simms truly believes that as a white girl, she is superior to "her little colored friend". Cassie, outraged at being treated literally like a slave, feigns subservient...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2008 9:01 am UTC

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I have to create a collage based on Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. Do you have any ideas of images that I could use?

Well, I think with a question like this you have two main approaches that you can adopt. You can go through the novel and pick out key scenes that you feel are important and use them for your...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2011 8:41 pm UTC

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What is the situation involving the Wallace store and shopping in Vicksburg in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry? Should...

The Logans are encouraging their friends to boycott the local Wallace Store and shop in Vicksburg, where they're treated better. This puts them in a dangerous situation and even puts the land they...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 10:28 pm UTC

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What is the point of view in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is written from the point of view of a nine-year-old black girl, Cassie Logan, living in southern Mississippi in the early 1930s. By choosing to write from this...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2018 9:48 am UTC

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What do you think the book title, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry means?

The title Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the first line of the song of the same title: Roll of thunderHear my cryOver the waterBye and byeOle man comin'Down the lineWhip in hand toBeat me downBut...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019 2:43 pm UTC

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Why was Sam Tatum tarred and feathered in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"?

According to T.J., Sam Tatum was tarred and feathered because he allegedly called Mr. Jim Lee Barnett, the man who runs the Mercantile in Strawberry, a liar. T.J. says that Mr. Tatum told Mr....

Latest answer posted March 8, 2009 1:09 pm UTC

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In the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, what happens in Strawberry and how does Casse get revenge? I need to know...

In Chapter 5 of Mildred Taylor's Rolling Thunder, Hear My Cry, T. J. , Cassie, and Big Ma load into the wagon and ride all the way to Strawberry, Mississippi. There, Big Ma pulls the wagon...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2011 6:07 pm UTC

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What is the resolution of the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

The final resolution in the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry proves to be bittersweet. In the end, T.J. is hunted down by the "night men," also known as the lynch mob. In the dark of night, the...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2018 5:44 pm UTC

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How do Cassie and her brothers react to the news of the Berrys being burned in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

In Chapter 1, Cassie and her brothers are greatly disturbed to hear that men of their congregation have been set on fire. This incident creates anxiety in itself, but when their father issues them...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2016 5:51 pm UTC

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Why does Papa Logan have to work on the railroad in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Papa has to make extra money to pay for the taxes the Logans owe on their land because the price of cotton dropped due to the Great Depression. The Logans are farmers. Even though the Logan family...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 3:04 am UTC

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What is a character vs. nature conflict in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Farming is an example of character vs. nature, and so is fire used by whites to harass that sharecroppers. A conflict is a struggle between opposing forces. There are many examples of struggles...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2014 1:41 am UTC

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What is a description of Mr. Morrison, and why does Papa bring him to stay with the familiy in Roll of Thunder, Hear...

Mr. Morrison is a very muscular, strong, "giant" of a man with whom Papa has worked on the railroad. Since he has lost his job, Papa has asked him to accompany him home because he needs another man...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2016 5:45 pm UTC

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In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, what point is Mama trying to make the children understand when she takes them to see...

Mama takes her children to see the Berrys because she wants to impress upon them just how dangerous the world in which they live is for African Americans. Mr. Berry lies in bed in agony, horribly...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2009 6:12 am UTC

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In Chapter 4 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, why does Stacey decide to tell Mama what happened at the Wallaces' store?

Stacey finds himself in hot water because of decisions he has made and his friendship with T.J. A guilty conscience hounds Stacey into refusing to use a cheat sheet on his test, but when he is...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2013 3:16 pm UTC

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What are some examples of discrimination in the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

A particularly blatant and outrageous example of racial discrimination comes at the country store, Barnett Mercantile. T.J. hands the storeowner Mr. Barnett a shopping list, which he starts to...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2019 10:17 am UTC

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In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry how does Mama explain to Cassie what Mr. Simms did and how Big Ma handled the situation?

In Chapter 5 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mr. Simms forces Cassie to apologize to his daughter, Lillian Jean, for running into her. A rude man, Mr. Simms also pushes Cassie off the sidewalk....

Latest answer posted April 16, 2016 8:40 pm UTC

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How is the title Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry appropriate for this novel?

The title Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is actually taken from a spiritual song about suffering and slavery, and the theme of that song is very relevant to the novel at large. The overarching idea...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2019 1:41 pm UTC

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In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, why did TJ want to get Mrs. Logan into trouble?

In Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, T.J. Avery is Stacey’s best friend, although the rest of the Logan children are wary of him and annoyed by him. Mrs. Logan is Stacey and T.J.’s...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2019 3:58 pm UTC

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Why does Harlan Granger want to buy the Logan's land? Why doesnt Big Ma want to sell it to him? What causes Stacey to...

The Logan's land had previously belonged to the Granger family until after the Civil War when they "had sold it during Reconstruction to a Yankee for tax money." The Granger family had repurchased...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2010 7:30 am UTC

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What's the rising action in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

The importance of keeping the ownership of the four hundred acres of Logan family land is central to the rising action (events of the story leading up to the climax) of Mildred Taylor's novel, Roll...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2009 11:05 pm UTC

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What is the climax of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Let us remember that the climax of the story is the moment of greatest emotional intensity that the rising action leads up to. Undoubtedly the climax of this great story comes when Cassie and her...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2011 5:51 am UTC

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Was Mr. Morrison fired from the railroad because he was calling in sick too many days in Roll of Thunder, Hear My...

Mr. L. T. Morrison has not been dismissed from his job with the railroad for missing work; he is fired for being in a fight. In Chapter 2 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mr. Logan brings home with...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2016 6:43 pm UTC

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What was T.J's relationship with his friends in in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry? I know that his relationship with...

T.J. Avery is one of the least likable characters in Mildred Taylors novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. His behavior angers the Logans, who are still among his best friends. When he deservedly...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2011 1:27 am UTC

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In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, what news does T.J. have about Sam Tatum, and why does he always have to drag out...

In Chapter 4 after the disturbing experience of witnessing two cars pull into their drive, and then seeing Mr. Morrison steal around the house with a shotgun in his arms and watch the men pull...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2013 6:21 pm UTC

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In "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry", how does the bus driver treat the Logan and Avery children differently?

Very early on the text recounts how the the Logan children are being harassed by the insolence of the bus driver who takes the white children to school. Cassie tells But as it was, we also had to...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2009 11:26 am UTC

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Describe Cassie's reaction when she learned that the books her school received were discarded by the state in Roll of...

Cassie is justifiably angry and hurt when she discovers that the books her school received were discarded by the state, but, unlike Little Man, who reacts with an incoherent rage, she tries to be...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2009 7:14 am UTC

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Why does T.J have a blue-black shine around his eye in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

T.J. has a black eye because he got into a fight with Stacey. The blue-black shine that had so nicely encircled T.J.’s left eye for over a week had almost completely faded by the morning T.J....

Latest answer posted May 6, 2013 8:50 pm UTC

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In Chapter 5 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, why is Cassie allowed to go to Strawberry on Market Day?

After the children are told by their father, “In this family, we don’t shop at the Wallace store,” Cassie overhears that there have been some strange and cruel things that have happened: Three men...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012 7:20 am UTC

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How does Stacey Logan show courage in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

Stacey Logan shows courage throughout Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Although he is best-friends with T.J., he also isn’t afraid to stand up to him. When T.J. tries to cheat on the test Stacey’s...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019 8:56 pm UTC

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In Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, what did the Logan family eat for their Christmas dinner?

The Logans enjoy a feast for Christmas dinner. Cassie remarks on the smell of chickens frying, bacon sizzling, and sausages being cooked. The family also makes sweet-potato pies, egg-custard pies,...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2018 1:50 pm UTC

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How did T.J. get out of his punishment in the first chapter of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

As usual, T. J. Avery lied and blamed someone else for his own misbehavior in Chapter 1 of Mildred D. Taylor's novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. T. J. had disobeyed his mother's instructions and...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011 8:58 am UTC

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Who are the murderers of Mr. Barnett?

In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, T.J., R.W., and Melvin go to the mercantile to get the pearl-handled pistol. Although the mercantile is closed when they arrive, the Simms brothers decide to go in...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2018 5:50 pm UTC

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