A Lesson Before Dying Assignment

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1. Grant was not like the usual African American during the time. What I mean by this is that although he lived through the same conditions that society during the time got to experience; his educational level rested on an incredibly deviating point if we were to graph the fact on a scatter plot situation. He was known for being well educated on areas that during the time may have been seen as impressive. Many would argue that the fact that he knew so much about many things including the idea that there was a large problem on how society was running was the actual reason to his suffering as a person due to the fact that mathematically speaking there was so little he could do, but impressively he accomplished a great change which was educating Jefferson, hence setting an example on the community. An example which inspired many, but the struggles of the black people in society yet where far from being vanished at that point in time. The many years that he devoted to education helped contribute to his separation from God; it could be argued that the relation between these two sides where inversely proportional to a point where he began to question Gods existence. Grant himself could not stand the suffering that he was able to witness and undoubtly made him question why God would let so much of this struggle take place if he is too good as Reverend Ambrose insisted continuously. As a firm believer of God, I can see where Grant's questionings arise from. There is a God and he is the path of life, and through him we accomplish living on a daily basis, but as a believer you always try to imagine how big or how small what you actually believe in is. God is big, and probably hard enough to wrap our minds around the fact that he is so great that thinking merely about the size of his power, his love and his influence on the world itself is simply a challenge for our humane…...

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