A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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  • Being able to hear modern music or his favorite talk show, Jefferson used his radio to keep him company. Ever since Grant gave him the radio, Jefferson would leave it on day and night. It allowed him and other prisoners to at least enjoy one thing in their cell.
  • March
  • Sin...Sin...Sin...Sin...Sin...Si
  • Reverend Ambrose, Tante Lou, and Miss Emma confronted Grant for giving Jefferson the radio and claimed that the radio is just sin. Grant also promised to bring him a gallona of ice cream as his last meal. Grant stood up for giving the radio as it gave comfort and was able to make Jefferson trust him. Tante Lou almost slapped Grant.
  • That radio is just SIN!
  • That radio is company and it has been the only thing to touch him... journal...gallona of ice cream.
  • Lou STOP!
  • Grant promised Jefferson a journal in which he would write questions or comments. He also brought pecans, peanuts, candy, candy bars, and comic books. Grant was able to make Jefferson become touched with his emotions and make him feel pain. Most of all, Grant wanted to be his friend.
  • March
  • Can I be your friend Jefferson?
  • Peanuts
  • Grant was on his way to meet Tante Lou, Miss Emma, and Reverend Ambrose at the jail to visit Jefferson. He brought along the notebook and pencil that he promised. When he arrived Miss Emma had brought food, so everyone could eat together. Grant was prepared to show the minister that he could touch and affect Jefferson without having to be religious.
  • On the walk to Jefferson's cell, the chief deputy had everyone wait for him for 5 minutes while he went to the bathroom. He later had them wait while he talked to another person. This shows the discrimination that is going on during this time and how White people found themselves more privileged. When this was over, everyone gathered in the Day-room to eat the food.
  • Oh, yes I have something to do right now... but I'll just set prioritize this unimportant conversation first.
  • White Women
  • I really wish Paul was here instead.
  • White Men
  • When everyone gathered to finally eat the Gumbo that was made, Grant decided to take a walk around the Day-room with Jefferson. He talked in a quiet voice so no one can overhear. He gave a speech on how Jefferson must stand up and show that discrimination is not something that should be seen as common. He was able to touch Jefferson's emotions and make him cry, but also open his eyes up more.
  • Can you be good for her Jefferson? I want to be your friend and I want you to make them feel unsafe. They shouldn't be safe from you...
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