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Lesson before Dying

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2005

    Dying As A Man

    When a person is not educated life can be difficult,and society does'nt treat you like people with a educational back ground.I feel that black people in general are treated unequal regardlessof thier education.If a black person is accused of a crime the system has already has made up in thier minds that they are guilt before they are given a trail.Life has not changed a great deal since the 30's and 40' for black people they are still being accused of crimes they don't always commit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2002

    A Lesson Well Learnt

    A Lesson Before Dying is a story about a young black man, Jefferson, that is accused of murder. His lawyer trys to get him off by calling him a "hog." Jefferson is found guilty and sentenced to death. He is going to die not only knowing he did not commit a crime but also convinced that he is a hog. The main character, Grant Wiggins, is forced by his aunt to go visit Jefferson in jail. She wants Grant to convince Jefferson that he is not a hog. Grant finds the task hopeless and does not want to do it. Grant visits to jefferson are a waste of time to him and he would rather run away from it all. Overall I thought that the book was very good. I felt that the lessons that people could draw out from the book. The book was very adequate about dealing with issues that were common in the 1940s. I would recommend this book to someone that likes books that have morals.

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