Warriors Don’t Cry

by

Melba Beals

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Carlotta Walls Character Analysis

A member of the Little Rock Nine, Walls is also an athlete. She is slender and energetic, according to Melba. She is “a girl-next-door type” who is always in a good mood and eager to try something new. Melba further describes Walls as a determined girl who always quickly does the things she says she is going to do. Walls eventually graduates from Central High School.
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Carlotta Walls Character Timeline in Warriors Don’t Cry

The timeline below shows where the character Carlotta Walls appears in Warriors Don’t Cry. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
Racism and Living Under Jim Crow Theme Icon
The Cost of Non-Conformity Theme Icon
...the eldest, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas, Elizabeth Eckford, Thelma Mothershed, Melba’s “special friend” Minnijean Brown, Carlotta Walls, and Gloria Ray. They all come from strict families whose parents hold “well-established positions”... (full context)
Chapter 8
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Danny takes Melba to Mrs. Huckaby’s office. Carlotta and Thelma are already there. Mrs. Huckaby says that, from now on, she will escort... (full context)
Racism and Living Under Jim Crow Theme Icon
Passive vs. Violent Resistance Theme Icon
Over lunch, a couple of friendly white girls sit with Melba, Thelma, and Carlotta. They say that many of their friends stay away because they fear the segregationists who... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Passive vs. Violent Resistance Theme Icon
The Cost of Non-Conformity Theme Icon
Relationships, Romance, and Empathy  Theme Icon
...she is sent home without a suspension notice, Melba is relieved. Then, Mrs. Huckaby gives Carlotta an envelope to take to Minnijean which contains an expulsion notice. Minnijean gives an interview... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...NAACP succeeds in getting Central to integrate once again. Only two black students are permitted entry—Carlotta Walls and Jefferson Thomas, who graduate from the school. In 1962, Melba attends San Francisco... (full context)