Flannery O Connor

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Curiosity about the possibility and conditions of "change in identity" has been remarkably intense, in fiction and in psychology, during the last century. In talk about literature, this has led to the development of a crude but useful terminological distinction of two sorts of characterization: "static" and "dynamic." A static character, in this vocabulary, is one that does not undergo important change in the course of the story, remaining essentially the same at the end as he or she was at the beginning. A dynamic character, in contrast, is one that does undergo an important change in the course of the story. More specifically, the changes that we are referring to as being "undergone" here are not changes in circumstances, but…show more content…
The story reveals his feelings about girls throughout the first half of the story. Then finally in the end he has a complicated conversation with his mother. Another difference between the two stories is the setting. The short story, “Speaking of Courage” took place after the main character, Norman Bowker, returned to his home after the Vietnam War. While in “Speaking of Courage”, the story took place a few years following World War I. “Speaking of Courage” took place in Norman Bowker’s van most of the time as he was making revolutions are the lake. In “Soldier’s Home” the story was mostly on the front porch of Krebs home and inside his kitchen. The dialogue and structure of the two stories are also different. In “Soldier’s Home” the first half of the story contained no dialogue and in the second half of the story, it contained a whole conversation to the end of the story. In “Speaking of Courage”, the whole story was mixed up and contained dialogue throughout the whole story. The two stories contained many differences. Both of the stories had a lot of differences but there were more similarities. The main plot of both stories were different, but the theme of the two short stories were similar. The dialogues contained in both stories were also different and the short story “Speaking of Courage” contained much more dialogue than “Soldier’s Home”. The point of view, and the characters in the story’s meaning were similar but the structure and dialogue

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