Cedric’s chemistry teacher at Ballou, Mr. Taylor is one of the people who recognizes Cedric’s intellect and potential from the beginning, and offered his spare time and energy to help the boy advance beyond the boundaries of their underserved high school. He is a constant source of support, guidance, and inspiration for Cedric during high school, and uses their mutual faith in God to help keep the boy on track. However, when Mr. Taylor visits Cedric while he’s at Brown, the teacher gives his student a Bible study magazine, hoping to maintain that connection of faith in God; Cedric has no use for this gift, and leaves it on a stoop, recognizing that he is swiftly moving away from his old life and his connection to the church, though he still believes in God.
Mr. Clarence Taylor Quotes in A Hope in the Unseen
The A Hope in the Unseen quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Clarence Taylor or refer to Mr. Clarence Taylor. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Broadway Books edition of A Hope in the Unseen published in 1998.).
Chapter 1 Quotes
Mr. Clarence Taylor Character Timeline in A Hope in the Unseen
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Clarence Taylor appears in A Hope in the Unseen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Something to Push Against
Chapter 3: Rise and Shine
Chapter 11: Back Home
Chapter 13: A Place Up Ahead