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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines takes place in the South during the time of the Civil War as blacks started to gain there freedom A black man by the name of Jefferson happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and was convicted of murdering a white bar tender In front of the jury he was made to look like a fool by his own attorney His attorney trying to plea the smphathtic role made Jefferson out to be a hog which angered his mom Thought he was still found guilty of the crime his mother wanted him to dye a man not a hog So his mom had a school teacher by the name of Wiggins teach Jefferson that he wasnt a hog but a man As Wiggins visited Jefferson and paid attention to his time of distress they both had changing attitude toward what was happen and both learned an valuable lesson from each other At the beginning of the story when Jeffersons mom asks Wiggins to help Jefferson Wiggins really didnt want to be bothered with him He was fl ustered with his job as a school teacher and sick in tried of not living life Even thought he agreed to help Jefferson out he still had no idea how he would do it He took out his frustration on the children he taught by telling them his problem He said Do you know what his nannan wants me to do before they kill him39 and Suppose I was allowed to visit him and suppose I reached him and made him realize that he was as much a man as any other man then what hes still going to dye39 These are key examples showing that he didnt want to do this and he had a very negative attuide toward helping Jefferson With his attuide for helping Jefferson being in a negative way and Jeffersons attuide
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