Flannery O'Connor Essay

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Flannery O’ Connor’s method of writing is extraordinary with the right amount of religion. She writes in a way in which the reader can easily comprehend. Nonetheless, let us first discuss her short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” in this particular piece of writing O’ Connor gives us a sense of irony and suspense throughout the reading. One can easily recall when the family was passing by the beautiful scenery of Georgia and the grandma had made a racist remark of a Negro child standing in front of a door. “Little niggers in the country don’t have things like we do. If I could paint, I’d paint that picture,” she said. It is completely ironic for the fact that, she claims herself to be a “good Christian” yet she is quite discriminatory, …show more content…
One of her favorite sayings is that, “Nothing is perfect” and the most important one, “other people have their opinions too.” She gives us a sense of security and kindness extremely rare to find nowadays. Mrs. Freeman meaning “free man” in a sense fits her personality quite well, “She’s got to be into everything.” In addition to irony, the title “Good Country People” is rather humorous since Mrs. Hopewell thinks of the Bible sales as a young man with a kind heart and obviously, this is not the case. He is manipulative, cruel, and a liar who destroyed the feelings of a woman.
O’Connor’s “Everything That Rises Must Converge” by far, is my favorite one from the previous short stories for the reason that, there was a sense of darkness lying within the story. Julian is a troublesome character and his own thoughts are drowning him. As the author states, “Julian was withdrawing into the inner compartment of his mind where he spent most of his time. This was a kind of mental bubble in which he established himself when he could not bear to be a part of what was going on around him. From it he could see out and judge but in it he was safe from any kind of penetration from without. It was the only place where he felt free of the general idiocy of his fellows.” (1020) Clearly, Julian is losing himself and feels out of place as if he does not belong there. One can assume that Julian suffers from depression since he sees no purpose in life, “he hadn’t even entered the real

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