Effects on Religious Beliefs and Human Dignity
Throughout history, it has been proven that the environment
around us reflects on what we believe and how we act around others. In the novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines this aspect is strongly stressed throughout. Jefferson, the character that Gaines creates for us, is not only stripped of his human dignity but is also confused about the existence of God and heaven. His attorney,
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dignity, our religious beliefs, and the way we act are all effected by our surroundings and by those who we trust.
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