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Life Lessons Learned in "The Sky Is Gray"

Summary: In Ernest Gaines' short story "The Sky Is Gray," James learns three major life lessons. These lessons are having the courage and self-confidence to stand up for your beliefs, to be willing to work hard for what you need and want in life, and to have compassion for others.
Three Life Lessons that James Learned

The story "The Sky Is Gray" by Ernest Gaines is about a day in the life of a mother and son. The family is portrayed as being poor, as were most blacks in those days, and the father was recruited by the army, leaving the mother to be the sole provider for the family. On this day, James, the son, is taken to the dentist by his "mama", because he has a painful tooth. From this story, James learned three major lessons from the incidents that he witnessed that day which are; standing up for his beliefs, working hard for what he wants, and having compassion for others.

While James and his mother were at the dentist's office, he witnessed a confrontation between a preacher and a student. The student, who is a young black man...

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