Analysis Of O ' Connor 's Revelation Essay

779 Words Dec 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Whenever people look at any object, whether it is concrete or not, they will judge it by its appearance. C.S. Lewis once said, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” Lewis is saying that people’s perspective will change if they will just look in a different direction. In Flannery O’Connor’s “Revelation” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”, the characters saw their peers like they wanted to. The characters wanted to make themselves feel better, so they judged others. They continuously ignored the signs of their own imperfections which, in the end, caused a new outlook on their lives. Mrs. Turpin and Goodman Brown met people who interfered with how they view themselves as well. Their peers change their perspectives on how they see themselves through allegories and symbolism. Both stories use allegories and symbolism to represent how each Mrs. Turpin and Goodman Brown view themselves. In O’Conner’s “Revelation”, allegories and symbolism is displayed in the characters in sitting in the doctor’s office. O’Connor describes the characters features in order for readers to understand how Mrs. Turpin evaluates each one of them. “She bases all of her assessments of these waiting-room occupants on status and wealth” (Dumas par. 11). Mrs. Turpin criticizes each of the people in the room in order to make herself feel better. She wants to feel like she holds the higher status. She even holds conversations with herself about a young girl who is…

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