Revelation Flannery O Connor Analysis

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Flannery O’ Connor was born in 1925 in Savannah, Georgia. The theme that O’Connor often used in her work is religious themes, probably influenced by her Catholic parents. Furthermore, she is the only child of her parents. She had her education in parochial grammar school and high school. Her father died of lupus, a rare and incurable disease. Unfortunately, O’Connor suffered the same disease and died of lupus before her fortieth birthday. O’Connor is known as an American great writer, “Despite her brief life and relatively modest output, her work is regarded as among the most distinguished American fiction” (Meyer 350). Revelation was written by Flannery O’Connor and published in 1965 in her short story collection Everything That Rises Must Converge. After her last book was published, she died of incurable disease, lupus. Revelation is the story about a woman blindly judge people based on their appearances and received her revelation with an evil message from a person who she claimed as an ugly young girl. She believed that the message from the God and she cannot accept it. O’Connor used character and symbol to signify the superiority of the main character, Mrs. Turpin throughout the story. In the beginning of …show more content…
Turpin perspective. She used character’s name and the objects in the story to signify the events that occur throughout the story. Mrs. Turpin saw herself walking behind the people she claims to be white-trash, niggers and freak people. She realized that God’s grace applies to all human being and far more superior than human virtues. O’Connor often used religious theme which is significant in this story which the gospel music as the background music at the doctor’s waiting room and the revelation that Mrs. Turpin received at the end of the story. O’Connor successfully wrote this story with her style bewildered pious woman, Mrs. Turpin using symbol and the characters in the

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