Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

by

Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Aunt Etha Character Analysis

Aunt Etha is Uncle James’s wife and Denver and Thurman’s aunt, who raises the brothers after BB’s murder. Aunt Etha is a sharp, resourceful woman, able to make a meal out of almost anything and stretch a single animal’s meat to last for months. Aunt Etha participates in the sharecropping as well. After Uncle James dies, Aunt Etha moves away, leaving Denver with his sister Hershalee.

Aunt Etha Quotes in Same Kind of Different as Me

The Same Kind of Different as Me quotes below are all either spoken by Aunt Etha or refer to Aunt Etha. 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Thomas Nelson edition of Same Kind of Different as Me published in 2006.
Chapter 10 Quotes

Things was a-changin. Uncle James took sick and died, and Aunt Etha moved away. Last time I seen her, she was cryin. I couldn’t figure out why God kept takin all the folks I loved the most.

Related Characters: Denver Moore (speaker), Big Mama, Uncle James, Aunt Etha, BB
Page Number: 47
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Aunt Etha Character Timeline in Same Kind of Different as Me

The timeline below shows where the character Aunt Etha appears in Same Kind of Different as Me. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
Slavery and Racism Theme Icon
After BB dies, Denver and Thurman go to live with Uncle James and Aunt Etha , who are sharecroppers. Although Denver knows that white people think black people are lazy... (full context)
Slavery and Racism Theme Icon
Homelessness Theme Icon
...everyone moonshines, both black people and white people, hiding their stills out in the woods. Aunt Etha manages to cook anything that can be killed: possums, raccoons, rabbits. She also grows her... (full context)
Chapter 9
Slavery and Racism Theme Icon
Homelessness Theme Icon
Christian Faith Theme Icon
...the preacher repeat his sermons over and over again. When Denver is twelve years old, Aunt Etha dresses him in all white and takes him to the river to be baptized by... (full context)
Chapter 10
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Time passes and life changes for Denver. Uncle James dies, Aunt Etha moves away, and Denver and Thurman are separated and sent to different sharecropping plantations. Now... (full context)