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  • Good Country People - 1,278 words
    Good Country People Damian Carpenter Woman, Do You Ever Look Inside? There are many themes within Flannery OConnors short story Good Country People. Religion is definitely one of the more prominent themes that the story holds. Like most of OConnors works, it plays a big part in the actions or characteristics of the main characters. This is all on the surface however. The more important and less accentuated theme is the various facades the characters create for themselves. These facades prevent them from facing their true grotesque selves. These facades also hide their weaknesses that they have no wish to face ort just cant understand. People must be comfortable with every aspect of themselve ...
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  • Good Country People: Illusion Or Truth - 762 words
    Good Country People: Illusion Or Truth? Never let your schooling get in the way of your education -Mark Twain Good Country People, by Flannery OConnor, presents us with a look into the monotonous lives of three women living together on a rural farm. All three women are set in their old-fashioned ways, having experienced very little of life, out on the farm. A bible salesman named Manley Pointer, appearing like nothing more than simple, good country people(1), pays them a visit one day. It turns out that this simple countryboy is actually a brilliant con artist who scams the pretentious daughter, Hulga (also known as Joy) into removing her wooden leg, which he proceeds to steal. A great chang ...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find O Conner - 1,112 words
    A Good Man Is Hard To Find- O' Conner The short story A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor could be viewed as a comic strip about massacre and martyrdom. What stops it from becoming a solemn story is its intensity, ambition, and unfamiliarity. O'Connor blends the line between humor and terror as she uses a reasonable use of the unreasonable. She introduces her audience to the horror of self-love both with Hulga in Good Country People and with the grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find. The grandmother is thought of by the community as a good person and appears to be so on the surface, but she is also mean and narcissistic. She forces her family to abide by her wishes; she sees ...
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  • Flannery O Conner - 974 words
    Flannery O Conner If you try to get more from a writer than what you seen on the page , usually depends on the writer and their ability to make you see, and of course your own imagination. When the writers stories are so different and the characters are so clear, you sometimes think you know something about that writer and who they were. People say that a writer can be found in their words. However, some writers are good writers not only because of their words and works. One writer that goes beyond words is a writer that we have recently read a story on. Flannery O Connor. The contradictions of violence and faith in her fiction distinguishes her among Southern writers and make one wonder who ...
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  • Flannery O'conner And Grotesque Characters - 663 words
    Flannery O'Conner And Grotesque Characters Flannery O'Conner and Grotesque Characters One of the most interesting characteristics of Flannery O'Conners writing is her penchant for creating characters with physical or mental disabilities. Though critics sometimes unkindly labeled her a maker of grotesques, this talent for creating flawed characters served her well. In fact, though termed grotesque, O'Conners use of vivid visual imagery when describing people and their shortcomings is the technique that makes her work most realistic. O'Conner herself once remarked that "anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the Northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which ...
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  • Flannery Oconnor - 1,275 words
    Flannery O'connor Flannery OConnor and the Relationship Between Two of Her Stories Author, Flannery OConnor was born Mary Flannery OConnor on March 25, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, as the only child to Edward F. OConnor, Jr., and Regina (Cline) OConnor. Later in 1941, Flannery OConnors father dies of lupus while OConnor is in Milledgeville, Ga. After her fathers death, OConnor rarely speaks of him and continues to be active in school projects such as drawing, reading, writing, and playing instraments. Further, in the summer of 1942, OConnor graduates and enters Georgia State College for Women as a sociology and English major. Moreover, OConnor took on the name Flannery OConnor, dropping Mary f ...
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  • Flannery Oconnor And The South - 1,290 words
    Flannery O'connor And The South "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" and "Good Country People" are two short stories written by Flannery O'Connor during her short lived writing career. Despite the literary achievements of O'Connor's works, she is often criticized for the grotesqueness of her characters and endings of her short stories and novels. Her writings have been described as "understated, orderly, unexperimental fiction, with a Southern backdrop and a Roman Catholic vision, in defiance, it would seem, of those restless innovators who preceded her and who came into prominence after her death"(Friedman 4). "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" and "Good Country People" are both set in the South, and O'C ...
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  • Flannery Oconnor And The South - 1,328 words
    ... n contrast to this view of the old south, O'Connor presents the reader "with a world haunted by the sacred--a sacred with two faces now distinct and opposed, now enigmatically confused: the divine and the demonic", and "in her fables the battleground where these two antagonistic powers confront each other and fight for possession of each man's soul"(Bleikasten 139). The grandmother represents the active and faithful Christian servant, and the Misfit is symbolic of the devil or an Anti-Christ figure. Despite all of the good deeds that the grandmother has accomplished, God is not there to help her in her time of need. The old southern and traditional secular view was that good deeds would ...
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  • Flannery Oconnor: Themes - 1,326 words
    Flannery O'connor: Themes Flannery OConnors Themes: Alienation, True Country, and the Demonic OConnor uses many themes throughout all of her works. Her most criticized themes are alienation, true country life, and the demonic. Throughout the short stories of A Good Man is Hard to Find, Everything That Rises Must Converge, Good Country People, The Life you Save Might be your Own, The Geranium, A Circle in the Fire, and The River OConnor speaks of her heritage and her religious faults. Miss OConnor created characters and their dramatic oppositions by separating, exaggerating, and polarizing elements in herself (Hyman 359). OConnor could be considered a writer of apocalyptic violence, a grotesq ...
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  • Gullibility Hypocrisy - 874 words
    Gullibility Hypocrisy In Flannery OConnorss "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Good Country People," and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," she explores the consequences of the combination of hypocrisy, gullibility in social contacts, and the role of being raised at mothers knee. Reared a strict Roman Catholic and writing in the Bible Belt South OConnor encountered those character flaws first hand. The repetitive hypocrisy displayed in these three short stories is portrayed by only the men suggesting that OConnor has certain issues with men. Tom Shiftlet in "The Life You Save May be Your Own," wearing his black town suit and brown hat met these two women, Lucynell Crater Sr. and her daughter L ...
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  • Irony In Oconnor - 521 words
    Irony in OConnor Flannery OConnor uses irony in "Good Country People" to give the reader a better sense of what she is trying to communicate to the reader, and show the meaning of her characters and their actions. There are several ironies in the story that the reader can see in there first reading, but there are several that need more attention. The first is Hulgas mother and people around them. The second example is the Bible salesman, and the way he fools everyone but Mrs. Hopewell. The last is the main character Hulga whose personality is an irony in itself. All three of these give different examples of irony, that leaves the reader wondering about OConnors cleverness in thinking. The fi ...
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