A Lesson Before Dying (chapters 25-31)

A Lesson Before Dying (chapters 25-31)

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  • "I'd pull the switch myself, they ask me"
  • POW
  • "Should have burned him months ago"
  • Grant goes to the Rainbow club and gets in a fight with two men. Claiborne, the owner, hits Grant on the side of the head to make him stop.
  • "There was nothing outside this house that I cared for"
  • "I'm not mad. Just disgusted"
  • Vivian takes Grant to her house to take care of him. They get in an argument.
  • "Tell him to fall down on his knees 'fore he walk to that chair"
  • "I don't believe in that other world, Reverend"
  • Reverend Ambrose visits Grant and tries to convince him to talk to Jefferson and tell him to kneel before going to the chair.
  • Grant visits Jefferson. He reads Jefferson's notebook and talks to him about what he needs to do- listen to Reverend Ambrose, pray, do something to please Miss Emma.
  • "You're more a man than I am, Jefferson"
  • "Y'all asking a lot, Mr.Wiggins, from a poor old nigger who never had nothing"
  • These chapters show how Jefferson has changed and how his case has changed the community
  • "All this time, Jefferson obeyed as if he were in a trance, as if he felt nothing"
  • It shows the events and different people's lives and experiences leading up to the execution
  • "I didn't want to dream-not tonight" -Grant
  • Jefferson's Diary has details about his last days
  • "tell them im strong tell them im a man"
  • Grant puts the students to pray from twelve o'clock until he hears from Paul that it was done. Paul gives him the notebook that Jefferson had written in.
  • "He was the strongest man in that crowded room" "I saw the transformation" " I don't ever want to forget this day. I don't ever want to forget him"
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