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: 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.
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.