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Point of View in 'Everything that Rises Must Converge'

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Taahirah O’Neal Professor Ruane English 1302 13 April 2015 Point of View in ‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’ In Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, Julian Chestny, a young white man struggles to accept the ignorant beliefs and actions of his elderly mother in a post-civil rights era. The point of view plays an important role in this story and how readers interpret it. A point of view is the vantage point of which the story 's told. O’Connor uses point of view to help illustrate the central idea of the story. The central idea communicated by point of view in this story is that if one is resistant to adapting to the changing times then they’ll become ignorant. The point of view O’Connor uses to convey…show more content…
Countless more scenarios cross Julian’s mind, but none of them would deceive his mother more than the last one. “Instead, he approached the ultimate horror. He brought home a beautiful suspiciously Negroid woman” (O’Connor 634). By describing dating a black woman as an “ultimate horror,”, Julian reveals through his thoughts his inner snob, a trait he obviously acquired from being around his mother.
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