A Lesson before Dying - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

Jefferson tells Sam Guidry that he will meet with Tante Lou, Miss Emma and Reverend Ambrose in the jail's day room, if that is what they want. The next visit includes Grant, Reverend Ambrose, Tante Lou and Miss Emma. In the day room, the women prepare a small table with place settings and food. Jefferson is brought to the day room in chains. Miss Emma tries to engage Jefferson in conversation and tries to feed him, but her efforts are not successful.

Grant returns to the jail alone a couple of days later. In the day room, Grant eats after offering some to Jefferson. Jefferson says that he wants to talk about the execution, but Grant talks about his school's Christmas program. Jefferson asks if Christmas is when Christ was born, or died. Grant tells him that it is Christ's birth that is...

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