Analysis Of The Enduring Chill By Flannery Oconnor

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Flannery O´Connor is considered as one most influence Christian American writers of the XX century and author of the revealing story “The Enduring Chill” as part of the book “Everything That Rises Must Converge.” According to Helen Ruth Andretta, English Department Professor Emerita of York College, 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 style is “The Enduring Chill,” work written a year before of his death and developed in a Farm in the time of Slavery on The United States (Andretta). This Southern Gothic style story establishes its plot mainly in the spiritual and corporal affection of the twenty-five years old prideful protagonist Asbury Fox, and the conflict with his sixty years old mother. The story positions Asbury as the victim and villain of the story, that surrounded by pain looks for significant moment in his miserable life. However, in an unexpected final on his “deathbed,” he ends 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 in the article “Fall” of his book “Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview.” Albert M. Wolters is professor of religion at Redeemer University College in Ancaster,
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