Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

by

Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Uncle James Character Analysis

Uncle James is Denver and Thurman’s uncle and Aunt Etha’s husband, who raises the boys after BB’s murder. Uncle James is a sharecropper and seems to introduce Denver to the sharecropping life as well. Although Uncle James is a hard worker, he is cheated by the Man and unable to make a better life for himself or his family, despite his best efforts. Uncle James dies when Denver is not quite a teenager.

Uncle James Quotes in Same Kind of Different as Me

The Same Kind of Different as Me quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle James or refer to Uncle James. 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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Uncle James Character Timeline in Same Kind of Different as Me

The timeline below shows where the character Uncle James 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... (full context)
Chapter 10
Slavery and Racism Theme Icon
Reconciliation Theme Icon
Time passes and life changes for Denver. Uncle James dies, Aunt Etha moves away, and Denver and Thurman are separated and sent to different... (full context)