What do you think is the most important paragraph in chapter 2? Choose the paragraph that you think most clearly speaks to theme of the novel.

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2 years ago
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Page 32, paragraph 3 is the most significant paragraph in chapter two, because it develops Mr. Morrison's character. Also, by introducing him this early into the story it sets the stage for him to become a major character.

2 years ago
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My group and I believe that the most important paragraph in chapter two is on page 34, paragraph 3. In this paragraph, Mrs. Lainer begins to explain the burnings. "'... But these men dragged him and Beacon both outa the house, and when old man Berry tried to stop it, they lit him afire with them boys." This, in our opinion, is important to the setting and development of the situation. It shows us what terrible things were happening in this time and setting. It's important for readers to understand and read this section carefully, so they know what happens, and what might happen in the future.

2 years ago
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Page 32 Paragraph 2 describes how Mr. Morrison lost his job in the railroad company. It says that he has trouble finding basic necessities like food and shelter. This paragraph foreshadows the hard times that are to come for the family in the Great Depression. It is the most important because it offers a look into the bigger picture of the racial segregation that is happening.

2 years ago
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I agree with Maria, page 34, and paragraph 3 is very important because it begins to show the dangers of the age, and what terrible deeds are happening not-so-far from them. It adds an eerie mood to the story, almost...foreshadowing? This isn't all happy farming, and it's even more dark than you think.

2 years ago
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The most significant paragraph in this chapter is on Page 32, paragraph 3, because it shows the hardships of the time and how hard it is to find a job and make a living during the Great Depression. It also introduces Mr. Morrison and explains his story and how he ended up on the farm.

2 years ago
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I think the most important paragraph in chapter 2 is on page 34-35 this is when the kids are talking to their papa who is Warning them to watch themselves. NOT to go drinking or smoking and if they do ... well he swings a mean switch. Also this is important because it gives off a feeling of safeness and her parents are always looking out for her.

2 years ago
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Paragraph 5 on page 26 seems to be the most important paragraph in chapter 2. It is the scene when Mama replies back to what Ms.Daisy says about how the book are bad and no one cares about them. She says "... if anyone should come maybe he could sees all the things we need---current books for all our subjects, not just someday's old throwaways, desks, paper, blackboards, erasers, maps, chalk...". This scene is important because it shows that some people want more and they aren't just accepting whatever they get. So this shows that they might fight for more later in the book. so Mama thinks that even though they are black they shouldn't get anything less than the other kids.

2 years ago
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I believe that the most important paragraph in chapter 2 is paragraph 4 when Berry's house is lit on fire and killed. This is the most important paragraph because it shows the extreme lengths that people who dislike blacks will go. It is also the most severe case of discrimination so far which is what I belive the book will be centered around.

2 years ago
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I believe that page 32 paragraph 3 is the most important part in chapter 2. This paragraph really helps to show how hard times could be then. It shows also how ill treated and hard it was for blacks to make a living back then during segregation. I also agree with Caitlin that it helps to foreshadow the events of the Great Depression.

2 years ago
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Its hard to say really what the MOST important paragraph is, but I think a possibility would be the second to last paragraph on page 34. It describes the misfortune on a man. It does a good job of showing how easily and terribly pure hatred erupts into violence, over the most unjustified and unreasonable of things. It shows how unfair and cruel people were in times of segregation.