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

726 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 3 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 slurs, and family matters are extremely important in conveying a message by O’Connor. In addition, societal classification is a theme that appears throughout both short stories “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” but the theme is obvious in its own distinct way in each short story. For example, in the short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” it is evident early on what class the grandmother feels she is in by the clothing that the grandmother chooses to wear when going on the road trip. Bailey’s mother feels that the clothing she is wearing on the trip will show anyone that she is a lady if they happen to be in an accident (O’Connor 544). The clothing can be a representation to readers of sophistication and the wealth of a character in a literary work. In contrast, the society and class theme is evident in the short story “Everything That Rises Must Converge” early…

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