"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" Analytical Essay by Angel25

"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"
An analysis of the theme of racial prejudice and discrimination in Mildrid D. Taylor's "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry".
# 50105 | 2,796 words | 0 sources | 2004 | GB
Published on Mar 28, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines the novel "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry", set in the 1930's in Mississippi. It looks at how in the novel, the action is seen through the eyes of Cassie, a young, naive black girl. It discusses how the novel is semi-autobiographic and how it shows us the different lives of black and white people, in terms of education, at home and how black people are treated. In particular, it analyzes Cassie's visit to Strawberry with Big Ma where she experiences prejudice and discrimination in many events such as setting up the stall, the Barnet store, Lillian Jean and Big Ma's betrayal and many other significant events.

From the Paper:

"The place where Cassie lives is an effective device for telling the story because it helps Cassie to grow up quickly and realize the society she lives in is really like. Because Cassie is young, it is interesting to see how she reacts to racist situations, which she has never experienced before. Racism is a big factor in the novel, which Cassie learns to accept through a number of experiences. At the beginning of the chapter, Cassie is feeling excited and looking forward to seeing Strawberry. At the end of the chapter she is feeling angry, humiliated and betrayed by Big Ma because of what happened. Throughout the chapter, things become worse for Cassie. However, she learns from her experiences and she shows her bravery and she even teaches Lillian Jean a lesson, by getting her revenge."

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