A Lesson before Dying - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

Grant is exceptionally pleased with how this visit with Jefferson has gone, and goes to the Rainbow Club looking for Vivian to share his good news. Grant suspects that Reverend Ambrose is jealous of Grant's improved relationship with Jefferson and his influence with the young man, but he vows not to tell Vivian about it.

Joe Claiborne serves Grant a drink as he waits for Vivian. Grant notices a group of mulatto bricklayers talking in the corner of the bar, but does not pay them much attention. He thinks about how his involvement with Jefferson has negatively affected his sexual performance with Vivian, and hopes this will improve now that he is feeling better. As Grant sips a second drink, he notes that the bricklayers appear angry. Mulattos are so prejudiced against African Americans who have darker skin than they do, that many...

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