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Ch 3: A Lesson Before Dying Characters

About This Chapter

The ''A Lesson Before Dying'' Characters chapter of this ''A Lesson Before Dying'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to analyze the characters who populate the novel. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the novel's central characters.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning about the characters within A Lesson Before Dying will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to review the characters who make up this novel's world. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in their analyzing of the characters in A Lesson Before Dying
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the A Lesson Before Dying Characters practice exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the A Lesson Before Dying Characters practice exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literature question. They're here to help!
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters in A Lesson Before Dying for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • The characters of Grant Wiggins and Jefferson
  • Key quotes of Jefferson
  • Traits of Miss Emma Glen
  • The roles of Tante Lou and Vivian in the novel

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: A Lesson Before Dying Characters
Grant Wiggins in A Lesson Before Dying

1. Grant Wiggins in A Lesson Before Dying

'A Lesson Before Dying' by Ernest J. Gaines introduces us to Grant Wiggins. He is charged by his aunt and her friend with the unenviable task of helping Jefferson, a man scheduled for execution, to face his end like a man.

Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying

2. Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying

This lesson offers a character analysis of Jefferson, the main protagonist in Ernest Gaines' 1993 novel, 'A Lesson Before Dying'. Jefferson is executed for a crime that he never committed.

Quotes by Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying

3. Quotes by Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying

If you are reading 'A Lesson Before Dying', you might find it hard to understand Jefferson's evolution and emotions throughout the book. In this lesson, we will take a look at a few of his most revealing quotes.

Miss Emma Glen in A Lesson Before Dying

4. Miss Emma Glen in A Lesson Before Dying

This lesson presents a character analysis of Miss Emma Glen in Ernest J. Gaines' 1993 novel, 'A Lesson Before Dying.' Let's learn more about this elderly woman, Miss Emma Glen.

Tante Lou in A Lesson Before Dying

5. Tante Lou in A Lesson Before Dying

This lesson presents a character analysis of Tante Lou in Ernest Gaines' 'A Lesson Before Dying.' Tante Lou is a spiritual woman, who cares deeply about her faith and about others. She is presented as a maternal figure.

Vivian in A Lesson Before Dying

6. Vivian in A Lesson Before Dying

They say behind every great man is a great woman. Who is the woman behind Grant Wiggins in Ernest J. Gaines' 'A Lesson Before Dying'? Let's meet Vivian Baptiste in this lesson.

A Lesson Before Dying Character List & Flashcards

A Lesson Before Dying Character List & Flashcards

Are you curious to see how much you know about the characters in Ernest Gaines' novel, 'A Lesson Before Dying'? Use this set of flashcards to test your basic knowledge of both the major and minor characters.

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