An Analysis Of Ernest J. Gaines A Lesson Before Dying

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There are many lessons we learn throughout our lives, and these lessons will help to become a better person. The novel,” A Lesson Before Dying,” the author Ernest J. Gaines creates an environment of segregation where the characters live in. This novel mostly takes place in the small community outside of Bayonne. It is the location where racially arrest and prosecution of jefferson was taken place. There is a trial going on of an African American named Jefferson for the murder of a white shopkeeper, Alcee Grope. With this being said, alcohol played a major part of many characters in this novel. One of the character was, Jefferson, who was not able to defend himself because he was too drunk to remember the day of the murder. There was no evidence
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