Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Define the word respect and explain how a person can earn respect. Why is it wrong to use violence to demand respect?

Use examples from the novel Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and from History to explain this answer.

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esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.

Certainly respect among family, extended family and neighbours is a key theme in this book. Even though the Logan's are black and poor in an unjust society, they maintain a sense of dignity, even in the worst circumstances. Even when Cassie is forced to apologize to a white girl or Mama is fired from her job, there is always a sense of dignity and respect for themselves and those they care about.