Saturday, May 18, 2019

A Lesson Before Dying. “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay Essay

In the passages If We Must turn over by Claude McKay, the speaker objurgate a courageous tone by using words like brave, fighting, and revere in sentences throughout the passage to show that the men were not afraid although they were outnumbered. This work of literature teaches the commentator that if a group of people squirt answer together as one they can be more powerful then a greater population. In the literary work A Lesson in advance anxious(p) by Ernest J. Gaines, Jeffersons tone was cowardly/immature in the beginning of the book, but as the book progressed his tone changed to him being more spirited and content.In A Lesson Before anxious(p) we can learn from Jefferson that although someone puts you down, you should be able to send packing it and move on from it with some pride. The speaker and constitution in these works of literature used different tones throughout the passages. In the poem If We Must Die by Claude McKay, the speaker conveys a courageous tone th roughout the passage. Some examples of the speaker setting a courageous tone are in the lines If we essential exceed, permit it not be like hogs and If we must lapse, O let us nobly collapse this means that no matter how anyone treats them, if they die, theyre going to die like men with pride and dignity.Also in the line Though fat outnumbered let us show brave, and for there thousand blows deal one death blow this line sets a courageous tone because although they are far outnumbered and the enemies will be much stronger individually, theyre going to come together as one to attack with more intensity then the enemies. The last line that creates a courageous tone is Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back this means that they fought to the second that they died, dying bravely and with pride. In this passage a courageous tone was set because the speaker talked about even though the men knew they were highly outnumbered and out powered, they still fought with pride to the death.In the book A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, Jefferson showed a cowardly and immature tone. When Jefferson was called a hog by his defense attorney in the beginning of the book he couldnt get over it. Whenever sacrifice would visit him and try to help, Jefferson would ignore Grant. Even when Grant brought Jefferson food from Ms. Emma, Jefferson gets on his hands and knees and starts to eat the food as if he was in truth a hog. Jefferson began to become obsessed with the fact that he might actually be a hog.Grant thought it was going to be impossible to change his attitude, but Grant tells Jefferson that he his a persona model to the depressed culture in the community and that Bayonne needs him to have dignity. This is when Jeffersons tone changed to a more spirited and mature tone. He started to mature and engage in conversations with other people. Grant as well bought him a radio, which made him saner. Jefferson now started to become content with the fact that he was going to die, and when he does die hes going to die with dignity and with a positive aura on the black community.Within these two works of literature there are tones, which are used to get a point across more easily and put emphasis on certain details. There are also many similarities and differences between the two works. Some similarities are that in both of the passages they wanted to die like men by the end. Also in If We Must Die and A Lesson Before Dying both Jefferson and the speaker were treated like hogs, as well as in both literatures ill situations were occurring throughout the stories. Some differences were that the speaker in If We Must Die had a brighter outlook on things compared to Jefferson who was very(prenominal) negative in the beginning. Another difference is that the speaker overcame being called a hog wanted to die with pride but Jefferson on the other hand was very sensitive about it and took it to the heart. These two works of literature had their s imilarities and differences but for the most part these passages had similar outcomes and tones.

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