Analysis Of A Lesson Before Dying By Gary Minton

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Gary Minton is a man full of funny jokes, great stories, and determination. I call Gary my “Paw-Paw” and have since the day I was born. He is one of the sweetest and kindest people anyone will ever meet. He has worked hard to get where he is at today and told me to do the same: “ Work hard, it’s gonna pay off.” During this interview, I learned about his childhood, teenage years, and early adult years, basically all of the times he was alive when I was not. I chose to interview him because I knew that he would have lots of advice and many tales to tell about his life: “ Pay more attention, be more focused, and don’t look at any boys” (Minton). In my interview with my Paw-Paw I heard and learned about how in the time he grew up how social norms and society influenced everyone’s life. A book that we read recently tells us much about two individuals lives and how events during their time affected them. This book, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, talks about Grant, a teacher stuck in a place he wants to leave and Jefferson, a man sentenced to death. In this book the reader may see how the atmosphere and time period affects many lives. This past Wednesday, I returned to a place where I feel the most love and comfortable; my Paw-Paw’s house. When I arrived my Nana had a whole meal prepared for my sister and I to eat. After I had eaten the delicious meal, I started my enlightening interview with my Paw-Paw. Throughout this interview I learned about what life was like when

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