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Summary Of Revelation By Flannery O Connor

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Flannery O’Connor’s cultural background influenced the development of “Revelation” and helps establish a sense of understanding among her readers. O’Connor’s Southern upbringing is a critical factor rooted deeply within the conflicts throughout this story. During her lifetime, the social structure’s rigidity in the South was based on lifestyle and race and dictated an individual’s treatment in society; those less fortunate were considered inferior and were therefore subject to lower standards. This prejudice environment focused mainly on an individual’s physical characteristics and his or her race that helped influence her characters’ relative categories in “Revelation.” The protagonist, Mrs. Turpin, characterizes higher-class women as “well-dressed
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