Everything that Rises Must Converge

1200 WordsApr 23, 20195 Pages
In Flannery O’ Conner’s short story “Everything that Rises Must Converge” is focused on two main characters Julian and his mother, there is also Carver, Carvers mother, a well-dressed African man and another white woman these four characters are very important in this story because are significant to the point that Flannery O’ Conner is trying to make throughout this story. Julian’s mother is a to be an older white lady that goes to the YMCA to lose some weight, but at the same time is all about where her status is at. She would like to think that she is very important person, she wears her hat and gloves to go to the Y to work out and she wants her son to maintain a certain look of being a well-off person otherwise she thinks he is a…show more content…
But with her plain back firing on her, means the little boy’s mother wouldn’t allow him to take her money. Julian this nice laid back college graduate. He went to school to become a writer, however at the moment he is unable to find any jobs that have to deal with writing so at the moment he is working a shop that sales typewriters. Julian at the beginning of the story is almost annoyed with is mother that he is being forced to go with her to her YMCA class to help her with losing weight, and that she can’t make up her mind on if she should wear her new hat or even keep it for that matter. Julian is also a loner he doesn’t like to be around or bothered with people “He visualized a place where the nearest neighbors would be three miles on either side” (PG1) throughout the whole story he seems to be in his own world. He likes to think about ways to get back at his mother by becoming friends with African people and bringing them home to stay over, thinking about if his mother was to become ill having an African Doctor take care of her or maybe bringing home an African woman and telling his mother that they are going to get married. Julian and his mother do not see eye to eye on the racial aspect in this story,
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