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John Steinbeck - "The Vigilante,

In "The Vigilante," how does Mike feel about the lynching he has helped to perpetrate? Does his attitude change as the story progresses? What does the story suggest about the nature of lynching in general?

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1. In "The Vigilante," how does Mike feel about the lynching he has helped to perpetrate? Does his attitude change as the story progresses?

Mike's attitude seemed to remain the same, but his feelings changed somewhat moving from a feeling pity, to crying, to bragging about the lynching, to feeling lonely and tired. For example, he explains to the men in the bar that he thought that the attack on the "nigger" was pitiful: "That's what I say. It was kind of pitiful. Well, we got to the nigger's cell. He just stood stiff with his eyes closed ...

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In "The Vigilante,"by John Steinbeck, this solution examines how Mike feels about the lynching he has helped to perpetrate, his attitude changed as the story progresses, and explains why. It also discusses what the story suggests about the nature of lynching in general, References are provided.

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