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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Race Quotes

In the very center of the expansive front lawn, waving red, white, and blue with the emblem of the Confederacy emblazoned in its upper left-hand corner, was the Mississippi flag. Directly below it...

Language Quotes

'YES'M MIZ CROCKER," the children chorused. But I remained silent. I never did approve of group responses. (1.107-08)

Poverty Quotes

[T]he boys and I would wear threadbare clothing washed to dishwater color; but always, the taxes and the mortgage would be paid up. (1.18)

Religion Quotes

"[The Berrys] live way on the other side of Smellings Creek. They come up to church sometimes." (1.32)

Justice and Injustice Quotes

"When Henrietta went to the sheriff and told him what she'd seen, he called her a liar and sent her on home. Now I hear tells that some of them men that done it been 'round braggin' 'bout it. Sayin...

Community Quotes

Stacey and I carried cans of milk and butter, and Christopher-John and Little Man each had a jar of beef and a jar of crowder peas which Mama and Big Ma had canned. Mrs. Berry took the food, her th...

Land Ownership Quotes

"Look out there, Cassie girl. All that belongs to you. You ain't never had to live on nobody's place but your own and long as I live and the family survives, you'll never have to. That's important....

Education Quotes

Because the students were needed in the fields from early spring when the cotton was planted until after most of the cotton had been picked in the fall, the school adjusted its terms accordingly, b...

Friendship Quotes

No one answered him and he said no more. When we reached the crossroads, he looked hopefully at us as if we might relent and say good-bye. But we did not relent and as I glanced back at him standin...
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