Grant Wiggins In A Lesson Before Dying

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Many people believe that they have, or should have, full control of their own destiny; decisions made often result in positive actions or in bad consequences that ultimately leads to what they are destined to do. The character Grant Wiggins in Ernest J. Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying, is able to control his own destiny because he chose to attend an University to become a teacher and get the education that was required to be one. Someone else controlled the choice of racism in his community because the majority of people were strongly involved in racist actions. Grant also taught Jefferson life lessons and how to die with dignity. In conclusion, how everything that Grant did and decided on worked out to define his own destiny.

Grant took control over his destiny by making the decision to go to college and become a teacher. He wanted to help other children to further their education in order for them to have a brighter future. Grant had a great future ahead of him and he wants others to not just dream of one but to make it happen just like he did. Setting a goal or making a plan for a brighter future is a form of controlling our destiny. Grant mentions “I want the teacher visit my boy. I want the teacher make him know he 's not a hog he 's a man.” (Gaines, 36). Here in this quote he wants to make
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Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying, is able to control his own destiny because he proceed to get educated and go to an University to help the children in his community who desperately needed to further their education. Grant was able to stand up to racism in his community because the majority of people portrayed a racist attitude towards people of color. He stood up by helping Jefferson with life lessons and how to die with dignity. The members of the community thought that Jefferson was an animal but by giving Jefferson receiving an education helped him demonstrate that he was a man and not a
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