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Chapter 5: Matthew “Mat” Lincoln Brown, the narrator of Chapter 5, makes his way home and, after procuring a shotgun, calls Clatoo to secure a ride to Mathu’s house. Ella, his wife, forces him into an argument in which he eventually reveals the details of the situation and how he plans to participate in the plan to save Mathu. Ella is adamant that he not go, but Mat pleads an impassioned case, boosted by his need to address the years of hardship they have had to endure. Mat recalls the death of their son after he was refused treatment at the hospital due to his race. When Clatoo arrives, he joins the other men going to Mathu’s house. Like Chimley, Mat realizes that he is afraid, but at the same time, he is also proud to be finally taking action.

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