A Lesson Before Dying: An Analysis

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Throughout the novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, Gaines has multiple parts in the book that show different aspects of what it takes to be a man. Jefferson must walk to the chair as a man, and not a hog for Miss Emma so that she will feel that she has raised a man. Gaines has many interpretations on what it takes to be a man in A Lesson Before Dying but there some characteristics that stand out the most. In A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, the author explains what it means to be a man by showing what one must do to take care of our women, considering the community before oneself, and not surrendering to defeat.
During the book A Lesson Before Dying Grants Wiggins reveals to Vivian why Miss Emma feels this way about Jefferson

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