• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Heroism in Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry.

Extracts from this document...


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. It can be something as normal as helping a blind person cross a road, as a selfless act. There are many different definitions or perceptions of a hero. After reading Roll of thunder hear my cry, I think the hero of the book is Stacey. Even though it may seem that he didn't do much in the book, but what he did may have been little, but he was brave and stood up for what he believed. 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. ...read more.


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. Mr Morrison said that he would not tell Mama, but he would leave it up to Stacey to tell. Even though Stacey knew the trouble he would get into for going to the Wallace store against his parents wishes, he took the risk and told them. 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. 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. ...read more.


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. Cassie used this to her advantage by luring Lillean out to the woods, she then dropped the books she'd been carried and told Lillean that she was tired of carrying them. They then fought and Cassie was more clever and beat Lillean. 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 stood up for her beliefs, which to me shows she's the heroine of this book. Fatimah Zahra Rattansey 25/02/02 Year 10g ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Mildred Taylor section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Mildred Taylor essays

  1. How does Mildred Taylor effectively portray prejudice during the 1930's Mississippi in her novel, ...

    By being told how far Vicksburg was and yet the Logans still shopped there, the reader sees that the prejudice at the time was affecting the blacks and seeing as they couldn't speak out against the blacks, their actions would still show their disagreement towards prejudice.

  2. Explore Mildred Taylor's ability to create unforgettable incidents in Roll of Thunder, Hear MyCry.

    The first instance of humour comes in Chapter three where the Logan children exact their revenge on the bus driver and the white children for purposefully driving through puddles to soak them. "By the time most of the students managed to get to the other side of the ditch, their clothes were dripping with the weight of the muddy water."

  1. Roll of Thunder

    Cassie described this bus as their own personal 'tormentor', as not only did the driver take pleasure in splashing them with red dust but also the whites riding it. Armed with this information, the readers come to realize that not only is discrimination found among the adults but it is

  2. What aspects of racism are presented by Mildred Taylor in the book 'Roll of ...

    they wouldn't have been so happy about it and would be worried what might happen. The children are worried because they hear that the white men are coming in the night and the Logan children think that they are coming after them for creating the ditch.

  1. A Comparison of Cassie and T.J. in the novel 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My ...

    She refuses to understand that that's the way things are and acts upon it. T.J., however, accepts the way things are and uses it as an advantage to seem tough and get more friends although this doesn't work, instead he loses them.

  2. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Strawberry

    She anticipated the town as a modern and bustling community. Instead it was just 'a sad, red place'. As they drove by shops they entered to a 'wide field with wooden stalls'. Near the entrance were already several wagons and pickups already parked.

  1. Roll of thunder - Explore the idea of racial prejudice and discrimination by writing ...

    in the market, black people are served last in shops, and black people have to show respect to white people, even is the black people are in the right. This is a good example of racial prejudice because Cassie cannot understand why Big Ma has not parked near the white

  2. A Sound of Thunder is from the science fiction, short story genre written after ...

    This ten thousand dollars allows the hunters to travel back in time and shoot a dinosaur. In The Body Snatcher the exchange in money happens in the bringing of bodies for the medical students to dissect. All the live characters in The Body Snatcher and A Sound of Thunder are all male.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work