Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Ineed pf help

1. Why did the night men tar and feather Mr tatum

2 who did cassie see moving quietly alongside the house with a shot gun

3 why couldnt the children stop giggle while doing their homework

4why did big ma take the children to go see mr.berry

5 what do you thinnk tj was doing in big ma room

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1) Because he accused Mr. Barnett, who owns a store in Strawberry, of charging him for things he didn't buy.

2) Big Ma

3) Because the bus went off the road due to the "lake" they'd built. Big Ma has to separate them to finish their homework.

4) She wants the children to see what the Wallace's had done to the Berrys. My Berry had been burned beyond recognition. She took then there as a reminder of what the Wallace's had done.



Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Gradesaver's study guide describes TJ's act as symbolic; I have pasted it for you below;

"The author places this book in a long tradition of African-American literature with her reference to W.E.B. DuBois's The Negro, the book that Stacey catches TJ holding in his mother's room. DuBois believed that blacks would gain equality by proving that they could excel in education and business. TJ's attempt to use the book to cheat, then, is an ironic allusion to Mama and Big Ma's shared belief in the importance of education."