A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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  • Jefferson get caught in a shoot out at a bar and gets arrested.
  • An all white jury sentences Jefferson to death by electrocution. Jefferson's defense attorney also calls him a hog.
  • Jefferson can't get over being called a hog, and Miss Emma and Grant have many unsuccessful visits to the jail.
  • Grant finally convinces Jefferson to die as a man and a hero for Miss Emma in order to prove he is not a hog.
  • Grant makes the school children pray while Jefferson is executed.
  • Grant sees a butterfly, signifying Jefferson's death. Paul comes to tell Grant that Jefferson died as the strongest man in the room. Grant also receives Jefferson's journal.
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