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The Chamber Summary
John Grisham

Everything you need to understand or teach The Chamber by John Grisham.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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The Chamber Summary

Plot Summary

The Chamber is a novel about redemption. Sam Cayhall is involved in a bombing and, after being convicted by a jury, lives in Parchman Prison awaiting his execution. At the time of the bombing, Sam is a member of the Ku Klux Klan. His family had been members for many generations and membership in the organization was part of his upbringing. Sam had also been involved in other crimes for which he had not been prosecuted. He and his brothers had participated in lynchings and he had murdered three men. At the time of his sentencing, Sam believes that his actions were acceptable. Over time, he develops remorse.

In addition to his clan family Sam has a nuclear family. He married and had two children. His son's name is Eddie, and his daughter Lee. Eddie and Lee do not share their father's sentiments regarding minorities. In fact, as...

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