Literary perspective

The short story “The Lynching of Jube Benson” by Paul Laurence Dunbar is a modernist work of fiction. 

First, this is illustrated by the non-trad…


Works with the same theme 

The short story “The Bonfire” by Ken Saro-Wiwa explores the theme of the scapegoat through the example of Nedam. Just like Jube Benson, Nedam becomes the victim of the community because he is different. If you compare the two stories, consider looking at the reasons why Nedam and Jube Benson are punished by their communities. In Nedam’s case, he becomes the scapegoat because of the community’s envy and superstition. In Jube Benson’s case, he becomes the scapegoat because of the deeply-rooted racism that defines members of the community. 

Another short story that …

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