A Good Man Is Hard For Find And Everything That Rises Must Converge

1370 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Flannery O’Connor is a brilliant writer who constructs stories that most readers can easily relate to. O’Connor is known mostly for the religious views used throughout her short stories, but she routinely uses an abundance of other themes to convey messages and lessons as well. Although her short stories consist of diverse characters that have opposing views on certain issues her stories are comparable. In comparing both “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and “Everything That Rises Must Converge” it is evident that other themes such as: societal classification, local color, race issues, and family conflicts are extremely important in conveying a message by O’Connor because she uses each of these themes within these two stories. In addition, societal classification is a theme that appears throughout both “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” but this theme is obvious in its own distinct way in each story. For example, in the story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” it is evident early on that the grandmother feels she is considered to be in a higher class due to the clothing she chooses to wear on the road trip. According to O’Connor, the grandmother dressed in this particular way because “In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady”(544). The clothing can be a representation to readers of sophistication and the wealth of a character in a literary work. In comparison, the societal…

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