A Gathering of Old Men - Study Guide Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13: A bayou bar owner named Tee Jack (Jacques Thibeaux) is the narrator of Chapter 13. At one point Tee Jack and another customer named Robert discuss Beau’s death and the possibility of a lynching. Jack Marshall is present and affirms Beau’s death with disinterest. A stranger who has been listening quietly condemns lynching as a solution. Luke Will arrives with his friends, a group of men who are known for terrorizing local blacks. Will confronts Marshall about not taking control of the situation with Beau and states that he plans on taking up Fix’s abandoned quest for revenge.

The stranger, a native Texan who now teaches black writing at Southwestern Louisiana University, challenges Will’s violent approach. Marshall gets up to leave and is urged by the professor to end the conflict on his land. Marshall tells the professor to return to Texas if...

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