If We Must Die By Claude Mckay Analysis

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In the poem, “If We Must Die” by Claude McKay, talks about dying like a man. Just like in the movie, “A Lesson Before Dying”, Miss Emma sends Mr. Grant to help out Jefferson and teach him how to die like a man instead of a hog like his lawyer said in front of the jury. If he were to die a hog, he’d be giving into the what the white’s believed in, and instead dying like a man will defy them ‘till the very last minute he dies. “Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, and for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!”, the author at this point is talking about fighting for what they believe or what they do, no matter what white or other men say. Giving up is like just letting yourself die, if that’s the case, why are you still alive then.
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