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The Chamber written by John Grisham is about the presence of the Klu Klux Klan in Mississippi It shows the harsh reality of racism and it was still heavy in some Southern states In the story a young Jewish lawyer has his office bombed by members of the KKKThe story took place in Greenville Mississippi during the 1960s Peek time for the civil rights movement in Mississippi At this time many African-Americans were trying to register to vote Also to desegregate schools business stores etc There are three main characters Marvin Kramer is a young lawyer who happens to be Jewish and wants to help the African-Americans He enjoys and lives for what he does The next is Sam Cayhall One of three men who were involved with the bombing He unfortunately was not remorseful for what he had done The last is Adam Hall Sams grandson whom of which he did not know of Adam became a lawyer in order to be his grandfathers lawyerImportant conflicts between Marvin and Sam started off racial Sam did not know that the day he decided to bomb the office Marvin had brought his twin sons with him to work When the bomb went off the twin were killed but Marvin survived That caused even more conflicts between the two Marvin wanted revenge Sam was later put on death row Other conflicts were between Sam and Adam Adam had given up his life to become a lawyer He also put himself on the line in order to join the firm that was representing Sam Later Adam came across another problem Telling Sam he was his grandsonThe theme of the story is about a lawyers suffering because his office was bombed The man who did it was put on death row but did not know that his grandson was about to represent him Between the two men is a life of shame family lies and secrets One secret
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