The Reasons

Good Essays
Topics: Learning
Brooke Holcomb
Professor Yarbrough
English 112
4 April 2013
The Lessons In a Lesson Before Dying Jefferson was not the only one to learn a lesson. Jefferson did more for Grant then he knows. There is not only one lesson In A Lesson Before Dying there are many, Ernest J. Gaines teaches the important lessons all the way from dignity to caring for others to both Jefferson and Grant. Jefferson was convicted of murder and sentenced to the death penalty. When Grant was first made to go see Jefferson and things didn’t go over to well. Nothing clicked and Jefferson did not say anything to Miss Emma or Grant. Dr. Michael Barry says that “For a time, then, Grant’s main motive for helping Jefferson is that he is doing a favor for Vivian.” (Barry 3) Although, as the visits came and went Grant and Jefferson were finally able to connect. Barry also says, “Grant is finally able to connect with Jefferson after a stretch of time in which Jefferson vents his resentment upon him and on Miss Emma. “ (Barry 3) “Grant challenges Jefferson to defy this myth, to show white people who perceive him as inferior, as being subhuman, as being a “hog,” that he in fact is a human being” (Piacentino 73). Not only does Jefferson learn how to die as a “man” he also dies with a little faith. Reverend Ambrose pulled Grant to the side and asks him to bring God into Jefferson’s life. Grant refuses to because he does not believe in God and he refuses to lie to Jefferson. Although, one day Jefferson asks if Grant believes in God, Grant says he does. This is because he is looking out for the best for Jefferson. Grant does many things for Jefferson for just the short time he knows him. He gets Jefferson a radio and a diary. Jefferson looks up to Grant a lot and loves having someone there to talk too and having someone that actually cares for him. Jefferson and Grant have a strong connection when Grants tells him that he can be a hero. Grant says he could never be a hero, he is just a school

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Reasons to Support and Reasons to Oppose Ecotourism Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting pristine, fragile, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, purposed as a low- impact and small scale alternative to commercial tourism, which contributes towards both environmental and socioeconomic benefits. Ecotourism travel has significantly caught the attention of various individuals recently. There are a number of reasons supporting ecotourism and there are a number of reasons opposing ecotourism…

    • 1037 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Human Reason

    • 878 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Perspectives on Human Reason Human reason is a topic that, without a doubt, can have multiple outlooks by various individuals. Descartes believed that reason was the ultimate cornerstone of human knowledge, while Pascale believed that reason alone could not allow someone to attain knowledge. He felt there were limits on reason. Both tried, to the best of their ability, to back their beliefs and make others see their point of view. Descartes doubted the senses and believed that people only knew…

    • 878 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Age of Reason

    • 990 Words
    • 4 Pages

    the Age of Reason discovered many knew inventions and advancements to improve the quality of life. When experimented with, these advantages brought forth knew ideas to extraordinary people who forever changed the way we look at life. Although many people found these discoveries to bring a great revival to mankind, others rejected these new improvements and felt as if they were defying god. These years were full of discoveries, conflicts, and new visions that of the world. The age of reason brought on…

    • 990 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Faith and Reason

    • 2736 Words
    • 11 Pages

    References: Faith and Reason. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.thinkapologetics.com/content/philosophy101/FaithandReason.html. Guthrie, S. EMPIRICISM, NATURALISM, AND THEISM. Retrieved from http://sguthrie.net/empiricism.htm. Hauser, D. Module One: Introduction: A Theology of…

    • 2736 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Reasons to be a Nurse

    • 372 Words
    • 2 Pages

    single mom a flexible work schedule will be excellent for me and her. To me working whatever hours I like would really benefit me because I would be able to spend more quality time with my baby girl who means the world to me. My baby girl is the reason why I want to accomplish this goal. Secondly, there is a wide variety of job opportunities to choose from such as a hospital, clinic, school, nursing home, and travel nurse. As a Pediatric Nurse I will have the opportunity to choose a position in…

    • 372 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Reason to Be a Teacher

    • 530 Words
    • 3 Pages

    make me happy, becoming a teacher. There are so many reasons that I chose this as a profession. It is hard to think of just one particular reason I want to be a teacher there are so many it would be impossible to narrow it down. Being a teacher is very rewarding profession because you are constantly learning something new. Not only do you learn from technological advancements and co-workers but from the students as well. The main reasons that made me pick this profession would have to be…

    • 530 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Reasons for Abortion

    • 1071 Words
    • 5 Pages

    viability (in human beings, usually about the 20th week of gestation). An abortion may occur spontaneously, in which case it is also called a miscarriage, or it may be brought on purposefully, in which case it is often called an induced abortion. Reasons for Abortion Some societies ban abortion almost completely while others permit it in certain cases. Such societies usually lay down a maximum age after which the fetus must not be aborted, regardless of the circumstances. At various times some of…

    • 1071 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Reasons For Outsourcing

    • 3573 Words
    • 15 Pages

    Shailesh KD et al. / IJPPDR / 4(1), 2014, 15-19. e-ISSN: 2249-7625 Print ISSN: 2249-7633 International Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Drug Research www.ijppdr.com REASONS FOR OUTSOURCING IN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY Shailesh Kumar Develpalli*¹, Malathi Jojula2, Bucha Reddy Ponakunti3 ¹Sr. Manager in General Administration Ricon Pharma Private Limited India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. ²Department of Pharmacy Microbiology, Sri Shivani College of Pharmacy, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India. ³Department…

    • 3573 Words
    • 15 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Reason of Study

    • 386 Words
    • 2 Pages

    increasing opportunity of education enables more students to study in other countries. One destination that I desire to visit is Japan, considered as one of the most innovative countries in software development program. The following explanations are the reasons why I want to study in Japan. Japan has a great reputation of education institutions such as University of Tokyo, the best university in Asia and the 24th in the world. Furthermore, Japan is also one of the leading nations in the fields…

    • 386 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    The Reasons of Plagiarism

    • 1916 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Identify the main reasons why university students plagiarise in English speaking countries. Present an argument and support with evidence from academic sources Part 1 Plagiarism is the act of using another’s work without appropriate acknowledgement, is often grouped with other cheating behaviour such as taking notes into an exam, fabricating a bibliography, lying about personal circumstances to get special consideration and other similar actions. There is a significant and growing body of literature…

    • 1916 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Better Essays