Not only does Gaines inform the reader, he entertains will his effective storytelling. Gaines was born in Oscar, Louisiana in In a small community such as this novel depicts, religion is the driving force behind nearly every decision made in the story and can be justified solely on the individual's values.
The setting is ripe for the racism displayed in the novel. Vivian also played a role in teaching Grant what a man was, keep Grant from running away from his responsibilites. He was born in the plantation just outside of Bayonne, Louisiana.
I feel sorry for him because of his limitations, even though I view him as a coward. Jefferson has only a very basic academic education as the reader can deduce from his diary entries which are written in a vernacular language with grammatical and spelling mistakes, whereas Wiggins is an academically educated teacher who gives a very clear account of the preceding events.
There are, in fact, numerous lessons learnt throughout the novel A Lesson Before Dying and they are learnt by a multitude of different characters.