The Question and Answer section for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is set in the countryside in Mississippi, during the Great Depression. The Depression answers for the povery in which the characters live, and the location is one where racism exists in its greatest form.
Different themes addressed in the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, are family, the importance of land, hope, time, and coming of age.
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In the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, why is the land so important to the Logans? What does the land represent? What does the land allow the Logans to do that other families who are not landowners cannot do?
The Logan's land is theirs.... it represents their freedom, their childrens inheritance, the ability to provide for their family. Sharecroppers don't keep all of the profits for the land they work. They plant, harvest, and pay the owner for the...