Analysis Of The Enduring Chill By Flannery Oconnor

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Salvation Through God’s Grace: Analysis of Asbury Conversion in Flannery O´Connor´s Story “The Enduring Chill”
Abbreviations for O’Connor works cited in-text: HB – The Habit of Being (collected letters)
Flannery O´Connor is consider as one most influence Christian American writers of the XX century and author of the story revelator story “The Enduring Chill” as part of the book “Everything That Rises Must Converge.” Flannery O´Connor is known overall for being a Roman Catholic writer, who in her stories explores the complexity of morality and ethics through a Christian worldview. A faithful example of this work wrote a year before of his death is “The Enduring Chill,” a story developed in a Farm in the time of Slavery on The United States (Andretta). This Southern Gothic style story stablishes its plot mainly in the spiritual and corporal affection of the twenty-five years old prideful protagonist and Asbury Fox and the conflict with his sixteen years old mother. The story positions Asbury as the victim a villain of the story, that surrounded of pain looks for significant moment in his miserable life. However, in an unexpected final at the “deathbed” of Asbury, he ended up achieving the redemption by the grace of God through the Holy Ghost.
The story of the “The Enduring Chill” through the life of Asbury seems to describe the Biblical worldview of fall and redemption, which Albert M Wolters explains widely argument in his book “Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview.” Albert M Wolters is professor of religion at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario and has a phD in the Free University of Amsterdam . He says that, the fall impacted the creation as a parasite, making the earth “wordly” and consequently the entire world cries for a redemption of the coming of the kingdom of God (Wolters 67-68). This way, O´Connor illustrate this concept in her work through the redeeming of Asbury´s life, showing God´s grace by the actions of the Holy Ghost. Therefore, “The Enduring Chill” relates the story of humanity´s fall due sin and redemption by God´s grace through Asbury´s character, but it goes beyond it; it shows how God offers the salvation through His grace even in human

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