Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry, By Mildred Taylor Essay

1226 Words Apr 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, written by Mildred Taylor revolves around a strong theme of racism. Racism is discriminating someone for his/her appearance, skin tone, or race. In this overarching novel, racism comes across as a major and influential theme as it progresses around and revolves around a young black girl who matures with discrimination, racial segregation, and racism around her. She tries to understand with her family and relatives why the black community is different from the white community. Cassie the narrator leads us through all the disasters her and her family have been through in relation with the white folks in Mississippi. “The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery,” (Frederick Douglass). When living in a community that supports injustice, racial conflicts, and racism one should step up against it, in order to keep a strong and just community. There will surely be times when you will be tested with racism, and times where you will have to step up and fight for what is right, despite the consequences.
The theme of racism has a big role in Cassie Logan’s sorrow and segregating life. This theme tells us how a little black girl who matures with discrimination, and racial conflicts surrounding her. She has a strong, but stubborn character. She constantly tries to fight for justice, and against racism. An incident that discriminates Cassie, changes her point of view at looking at things, and has a big impact on her personal…

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