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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Examining Conflict

Looking at Conflict in Chapters 1-4 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Linsey Shannon

on 24 March 2011

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry:
Examining Conflict Conflict Types of Conflict Internal External Person vs. Self Person vs. Person
Person vs. Society
Person vs. Nature
Person vs. God
Person vs. Technology Person vs Self Cassie vs Self, pgs 69-70 What is the source of the conflict?
Why does Cassie want to tell Mama?
What keeps Cassie from telling Mama? Person vs. Person Stacey vs. TJ, pgs. 79, 81-82, 84-85 What initiates the conflict between Stacey and TJ?

How does Stacey initially solve this conflict? (79)

What conflict ensues in the classroom?

How does Stacey deal with this conflict later? Does this resolve the conflict, or make it worse? Person vs. Society Logans vs. Jefferson County School Bus In what way is this conflict Person vs. Society, rather than Person vs. Person or Person vs. Technology?

How do the Logans react to this conflict?

Does this solve the conflict? Person vs. Person Mama vs. Wallace Family, pgs. 98-99 Why is Mama boycotting the Wallace Store?

How does the visit to Mr. Berry fit into this conflict?

Why are other families afraid to join in this boycott? Cassie vs. White society Cassie's visit to Strawberry
What conflict arises when Big Ma parks
the wagon?

How does Big Ma's reaction differ from Cassie's?

What happens in Mr. Barnett's store?

What happens between Lillian Jean and Cassie?

What common theme do you see in each of these?
Explain how this theme fits into each conflict.

Does Cassie act like you would expect, given her
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