Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

by

Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Thurman Moore Character Analysis

Thurman Moore is Denver’s brother; with whom he spends the first ten to twelve year of his life. Despite the fact that Thurman is with Denver as he moves from place to place, Thurman is seldom mentioned in the narrative. After Uncle James dies, he is separated from Denver and assumedly goes to a different plantation.
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Thurman Moore Character Timeline in Same Kind of Different as Me

The timeline below shows where the character Thurman Moore appears in Same Kind of Different as Me. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
Slavery and Racism Theme Icon
Denver and his brother Thurman live with Big Mama and PawPaw in a three-room shack with a cracked floor showing... (full context)
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...the roof threatening to cave in, he flees the house once more. As he and Thurman stand outside together, crying, the shack buckles and collapses in flame, and Big Mama finally... (full context)
Chapter 5
Christian Faith Theme Icon
Denver continues the story of his childhood. After Big Mama’s house burns down, someone takes Thurman and Denver to live with their daddy, BB. BB is a lady’s man and has... (full context)
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... (full context)
Chapter 10
Slavery and Racism Theme Icon
Reconciliation Theme Icon
...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 thirteen or fourteen—Denver doesn’t keep track... (full context)
Chapter 13
Slavery and Racism Theme Icon
Homelessness Theme Icon
Denver catches word that Thurman is somewhere in California, making lots of money. One day, he walks to the railroad... (full context)