Who is the narrator and what is the point-of-view of the novel A Lesson Before Dying?

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First-person narration is when a character in the story tells it. Therefore, the story is subjective in that the reader gets the thoughts and feelings of only one character. Everything is seen through the narrator's eyes, and his view may not always be accurate. Grant Wiggins is the first-person narrator of the story, so we see the events and the other characters through his eyes. In this book, however, Jefferson keeps a journal, so we are able to know his most personal thoughts when Wiggins reads what Jefferson has written.


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