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A Lesson Before DyingIn A Lesson Before Dying Mr Grant Wiggins life crises were the center of the story Although he was supposed to make Jefferson into a man he himself became more of one as aresult Not to say that Jefferson was not in any way transformed from the hog he was into anactual man but I believe this story was really written about Mr Wiggins Mr Wiggins improved as a person greatly in this book and that helped his relationshipswith other people for the most part At the start of the book he more or less hated Jefferson butafter a while he became his friend and probably the only person Jefferson felt he could trust Theturning point in their relationship was the one visit in which Jefferson told Mr Wiggins that hewanted a gallon of ice cream and that he never had enough ice cream in his whole life At thatpoint Jefferson confided something in Mr Wiggins something that I didnt see Jefferson doingoften at all in this book I saw a slight smile come to his face and it was not a bitter smile Not bitter at all thisis the first instance in which Jefferson breaks his somber barrier and shows emotions At thatpoint he became a man not a hog As far as the story tells he never showed any sort of emotionbefore the shooting or after up until that point A hog cant show emotions but a man can Thereis the epiphany of the story where Mr Wiggins realizes that the purpose of life is to help makethe world a better place and at that time he no longer minds visiting Jefferson and beginsbecoming his friendMr Wiggins relationship with his Aunt declined in this story although it was never verystrong His Aunt treated him like he should be a hog and always obey yet she wanted him tomake a hog into a man His Aunt was not a very
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