Parent Essay, Research Paper
????????? The Logan Parents are very
strict.? They have raised their children
to believe in equality, although they try not to make the children unhappy they
never lie to them so often they try to soften answers to difficult
questions.? They are determined to keep
their land and properly care for it.?
Papa has a very difficult job at the railroad and he can?t see his
family very often.? Mary Logan (Mama) is
a very determined and hardworking woman.?
She works at the school, but she also works very hard on the land
picking cotton and taking it to be ginned.?
She also has four children to care for; it is remarkable how much work
she does. What is
Papa?s warning?????????? Papa warns the children not to go to
the Wallace store.? Papa enforces his
warning by saying ?If I ever
find out y?all been up there, for any reason, I?m gonna wear y?all out.? The children
are obviously scared of their father.?
Much like Mary Logan Papa often only tells the children enough so that
they will stay out of trouble.? I don?t
think that Papa tells Cassie and the boys the true reason why they shouldn?t go
to the Wallace store.? Papa tells his
children that ?There?s drinking up there?.?
To the reader it is obvious that there is another reason for being so cautious.? When the adults are talking in church and
the Berry?s burning is being discussed, for some reason Papa says ?In this
family, we don?t shop at the Wallace store.??
Presumably the Wallace store is connected to the racism suffered to the
the Logan house.? Noting the
significance of wood. ????????? The house appears to be quite
small.?? Papa?s room also acts as a
living area; this room also leads to the front or side porch, the kitchen and
the other two bedrooms.? The room has
got photos of Papa and his brother when they were young.? The room has also got pictures of two of
Papa?s older brothers who are dead and picture of Mama?s family.? The house is made out wood.? The two woods, which have been used to make
the house and the furniture inside it, are Oak and Walnut.? Both oak and Walnut are extremely strong
types of wood that take a long time to grow.?
Therefore the house must be very strong.? The Logan?s own there own house an land so they are a lot better
off than many black families of the time.?
A lot of Black families in the 1930?s would?ve been share croppers and
as a result would be in dept to there owners.??
It is very possible that the Logan family could have made the house from
the materials available from the land.