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Topic: Du Bois Short Story: Of the Coming of John (1903)
Where Du Bois`s short story "Of the Coming of John" (1903) is a work of fiction, Wells`s Southern Horrors (1892) is a non-fictive historical work. Discuss the two writers` depiction of "lynching, violence, and corporeal crimes against African Americans" at the turn of the twentieth-century. Do the authors seem to make similar or dissimilar claims about the justifications for and causes of lynching? How do their works address and refute common rationales for lynching? Explain.
[Your Name] [Professor] [Course title] [Date] Du bois In “ Of the coming of John,” the last act positions John into a negative position in the society. He killed the white John in self-defence and this alluded to the lynching mob, which signified his race as what was looked at and not the act of self-defence. As a black man, he could never rid himself of that prejudice which was brought forth due to his race. “Of the Com