It is key to this story that the narrator is a child as it adds emphasis upon what it was like to grow up in "The South", and it also helps the reader to understand the true impact of racism at this time. creates cheat sheets that he gives to Stacey when he sees Mrs. She finds the notes, accuses Stacey of cheating on the test and whips him in front of the class before failing him. The next day, Mama recruits people to boycott the Wallaces' store because they are the cause of most of the trouble between the blacks and the whites, and are alleged to be members of the "night men", who are also known as the Ku Klux Klan.
Nine-year-old Cassie Logan is walking to school with her siblings Stacey (twelve years old), Christopher-John (seven years old), and Little Man, whose real name is Clayton Chester Logan (six years old), in rural Mississippi. Big Ma, Cassie's grandmother, takes Stacey, Cassie and T. to Strawberry (another town) and sells her goods at the market there, but away from the white people's wagons. Jamison, their white lawyer and son of the man who sold them Harlan Granger's land.
One of the heroic acts that Stacey did was standing up to the white bus driver and children who chased the black kids on the road to their school.
Stacey knew that complaining wouldn't work, so he, Cassie, Little Man and Christopher John took revenge on them in their own way by digging a hole on the road and filling it with water. Middle As all the people watched them fight, nobody noticed a mule wagon halt on the road until it was too late, Mr Morrison came out of the wagon, walked straight up to Stacey and lifted him up.
Introduction Heroism in Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry To me a hero/ heroin is not someone who has to be a major star.
It just has to be someone who does something brave and extraordinary.Although there isn't much age difference between him and Cassie, Stacey is very understanding and knows more about the racial injustice that they are faced with.He helps Cassie many times to understand why some things are done. Conclusion Lillean bragged about her little coloured friend in front of her friends, but when they were alone she confided her secrets about the boy she had passionately loved for the past year and the things she had done to attract his attention; the secrets of the girls she couldn't stand as well as those she could; and even a tidbit or two about her older brothers romantic adventures.What he did showed that TJ was brave and risked the trouble he would get into, to show TJ a lesson.In the book Stacey is twelve years old, which is a manly age, where he has to be more responsible and understanding.She made it clear to Lillean that if she told anyone what had happened she would tell her fancy friends how she keeps a secret and how Cassie a nine year old girl beat her up.This incident shows that Cassie thought out the perfect revenge and kept with it for months.Cassie talks about the land on which the Logan family lives. The Avery family sharecrops on the Granger plantation. It belonged to Harlan Granger, but he sold 2000 acres of it in 1886 to cover his taxes during Reconstruction. At school, Cassie and Little Man go to their classroom, where Cassie's teacher, Miss Daisy Crocker, gives them their textbooks, worn-out, outdated castoffs from the white school with a chart that says only white kids used these books up until they were in bad condition, indicating their future uses are intended only for black students. The next day, Papa calls the children into the barn, whips them and tells them never to go to the Wallace store again. As his black friends begin to shun him over this, T. turns to hanging out with Jeremy Simms' older brothers Melvin and R. However, this startles the horse into running off, causing the wagon to fall and crush Papa's leg. Morrison attacks the Wallaces, snapping Dewberry Wallace's back. Granger uses his banking influence to make the Logans' mortgage note due for full payment within a week even though the Logans had four more years to pay it. Cassie tells him what happened and Hammer drives away seeking revenge. Morrison to stop Hammer because she is worried Hammer will be lynched for attacking a white family. Before going to church, Hammer gives Stacey an early Christmas present, a wool coat whose sleeves are too long. Papa warns Stacey to be careful about being friends with Jeremy, explaining that as he gets older, he may change and become as racist as the rest of his family. They attempt to shoot Papa with a bullet that grazes his temple. to get the pearl-handled pistol at the Barnett store.