Cassie in the book is an innocent nine year old girl who is still developing physically but mentally as well. I think Mildred D. Taylor had decided to do this to show the thought process of someone so little trying to comprehend that much that requires more of a maturity level to properly understand. The Klu Klux Klan, hangings, burning incidents, discrimination of dark skinned people, this is all very hard for a young developing mind to try to understand both how and why people would do such things. This book shows us Cassie's interpretation of the situations she experiences that usually only adults should see. Murder is something no one should have to experience or watch whether as an adult or adolescence should have to cope with. Seeing something such as a murder or anything that is much too mature for children to witness, real or fake, it can change one's mental state and mental stability for the rest of their life. Which also is why there are ratings on different thing because of situations some levels of maturity may not understand. This is why I think Mildred D. Taylor, the author of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, decided ti choose the perspective of Cassie Logan
I do agree Mildred is trying to do it in a kid's perspective. I just want to know why not Jeremy, TJ, Little Man, Stacey, or Christopher John. Also I really believe that she is conveying something for the reader to think about.
Post by Collin Kramer on Jun 8, 2016 10:27:07 GMT -5
I think Mildred D. Taylor did that too. He might also want us to relate our lives to Cassie's to see how things have changed from the past to present and how lifestyles have changed. I also agree no one should see murder because it can have a devastating effect on your brain. However you mentioned that Cassie was and innocent 9 year old I don't believe this she beat up a Lillian Jean, she is also tough and kind of like a tom boy would be. You did good on your thread. -Collin Kramer