Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

What is some clues that Papa set the fire to his field? What is his motivation for doing this?

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Cassie realizes that the lightening didn't start the fire, but rather, Papa started it. He started it to distract the whites from the lynching of TJ as well as the hysteria against the Logans and other blacks. Papa takes gasoline from the house.