African American Vernacular English or AAVE is the dialect used in “The Lesson.” Considering the time period of the story, AAVE is appropriate for the characters, who live in a working class black ghetto.
Miss Moore takes this opportunity to talk to the children about all the minuscule things they can see using a microscope.
In addition to taking random opportunities to teach the children, Miss Moore also challenges the children to think independently throughout these mini lessons.
This is a sample essay that focuses on the statements about racial inequality present in Toni Bambara's "The Lesson", an influential work in its own right.
“The Lesson” was first published in 1972 by Toni Cade Bambara.