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ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CR ARTIFAC

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steven perchuk

on 9 May 2014

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Transcript of ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CR ARTIFAC

a meter stick represents the three-mile long walk to go to school.
A METER STICK
ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CRY ARTIFACT BOX
The gun represents Mr. Morrison. Since you use a gun for self-protection, Mr. Morrison was the Logan's protection
A GUN
The ruined textbook represents how the white people treated the black people. The textbook was in very poor shape. The government gave textbooks to the white students and when they became in very poor condition they gave it to the black students.
A RUINED TEXTBOOK
The shovel represents how Cassie and her family get "revenge" against the bus by digging a hole into the dirt road. The bus gets stuck while Cassie and her family are laughing on the bank.
A SHOVEL
The burning field represents friendship, family, and community. After TJ got framed for doing something that he didn't do, the Logans took pity on him and saved him from being killed by adverting the white peoples' attention by committing arson.
A BURNING FIELD
The liquor store represents the Wallace's store and how the white people took advantage of black people. The sad thing is that even though the blacks are getting mistreated, they still relied heavily on the white people.
A LIQUOR STORE
Uncle Hammer's car is an example of the diversity from the north to the south. Uncle Hammer lived in the north and was well off with a good amount of money but wanted to visit his family to see how they are doing.
A 30's CAR
SUMMARY
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY is about a black family (the Logan's) struggling to survive. There are these white men who feel that blacks should get severely punished for doing something wrong. Cassie's mom and dad feel that the tension is rising so they hire a HUGE man named Mr.Morrison, who is there so the white men don't hurt them. Stacey has a friend who is very persuasive but gets into trouble a lot named TJ. One time TJ gets into too much trouble by killing a white man. The white men get him out of his house and start beating him up.
CONT. OF SUMMARY
Cassie's dad took pity on TJ and committed arson in order to save him from getting killed by white men. The Logans lost 1/4 of their farm land to the fire. TJ ended up going to jail and then the chain gang, which is everyones' worst nightmare. The chain gang is when people are chained up and have to break apart rocks. Cassie learned that family and friendship is the most important thing in life, like when Papa committed arson secretly to save TJ
THE THEME IN MY LIFE TODAY
The theme was that friendship and family are the most important thing in your life, and I use that theme everyday. My family is the most important thing to me.
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