Changing with a Purpose

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Changing for a Purpose In the 1940’s, African Americans will not have equal opportunities as they do now. They will endear racial diversities, therefore they have to stick together in every situation possible. Knowing how to stay in their place, is how blacks will stay safe in those days. In A Lesson Before Dying, the people will come together for the sole purpose of helping Miss Emily with saving Jefferson’s soul before he dies. The love they will have for Miss Emily will show the respect of the elders, loyalty to family and friend’s and, the growth when they change. Miss Emily is Jeffferson’ godmother, who is called nannan. She is in her seventies and, she is retired as a cook for Mr. Henry Pichot. Jefferson goes with his friend’s, not knowing that they are going to rob the store. After everyone is killed, Jefferson is the only person still standing in the store and, his fault is that he took the money out of the cashier since everyone is dead. He is arrested and, goes to trial for the murders. He will be sentenced to death by the electric chair. His lawyer tried to get him off by saying “Why, I would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair as this”(Stanley 1). Black people will not have the same justice as the White people in these time.
Miss Emily recruits Taute Lou, Grant Wiggins and, Reverend Ambrose to help Jefferson die with dignity. Miss Emily knows that Taute Lou’s nephew is a teacher and, can teach hi m about life. Reverend Ambrose will be there to prepare his soul for his departure. One day, Miss Emily and Taute Lou will come to Grant to asks him to do something important for Miss. Emily. Grant knows what’s been going on Jefferson and, he wants to stay out of it to because, he got a lot of things he is going though himself. His Aunt Lou makes him agree to help Jefferson die as a man not as a hog. Grant was hesitate with this request because, he…...

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