Essay on Literary Analysis on Revelation

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Literary Analysis “Revelation” Flannery O’Connor short story entitled “Revelation” was swayed by her personal upbringing in the South. She lived in the time where people from the South were very intolerant and narrow-minded towards people who had a different lifestyle and who were of a different race. Because Southerners believed people who did not live up to their wealth or status were inferior, it offered O’Connor the exact descriptions she wanted for the characters in this story. The main character in this story, Mrs. Turpin, is extremely prejudice and uses many terms of racial terminology. All of the characters in this story are well-known by their physical looks, and some are well-known by the racial terms used in the story.…show more content…
The teenage girl hits Mrs. Turpin in the face with a book while she is in conversation with someone else. With this action, O’Connor was able to use an unfortunate finale for this story. Mrs. Turpin was confident in who she was as a person; she believed that she was merely good and could not understand why she is not liked. The story ends with all of Mrs. Turpin’s questions being unanswered and that leaves her with a sadness that is insoluble. Through the use of the conflicts created in the story there is the element of astonishment, a sad ending, and an authentic plot. The characters of this story are bullied and seem to be descriptions of lower intellect. On the contrary, Mrs. Turpin is supposed to appear to be of common intellect. The conduct of Mrs. Turpin really emulates the image O’Connor was given in the South. Mrs. Turpin is a very nice individual and extremely sociable and she observed the people around her and started conversations with anyone who would listen. Another characteristic of Mrs. Turpin is her plausibility, she seems to be this way because her actions exemplify a believable person. O’ Connor makes Mrs. Turpin to be the exact model of a “Southern Citizen” with the same attitude of a Southerner. O’Connor did a great job of using many literary devices, mainly symbolism, which helped her
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