"the rock pile" James Baldwin, was an American novelist and social critic. Jakari Bagwell 7th period may 7th
the main conflict in the story was when roy got hurt. and everyone was blaming one another for him getting hurt
Delilah Grimes Delilah Grimes is John's half-sister and the second-youngest child of Elizabeth and Gabriel. Elizabeth uses Delilah as a shield to try to ward off Gabriel's aggression towards her.
Elizabeth Grimes Elizabeth is Gabriel's wife and the mother of John, Roy, Delilah, and Paul. Elizabeth had John out of wedlock with another man and, as a result, Gabriel does not treat his stepson as well as he does his own son, Roy. Elizabeth, like the others, is constantly threatened by Gabriel's violent tendencies, and she nervously awaits her husband's arrival after Roy has been hurt
Reverend Gabriel Grimes The Reverend Gabriel Grimes is Elizabeth's husband and the father of Roy
The story's dialogue, as well as observations and actions of older brother John, the mother and a secondary character, cause Roy's disobedience to unfold for readers. Yet it is an expository surprise toward the middle of the story that raises concern for John. Most important of all, readers learn that he is a stepchild
one event of exposition explains that "reckless" local boys use the rough, "dangerous" mound as a battleground.