Essay Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Sometimes parents could teach their kids certain principles, and they don?t realize that everyone has different beliefs and values. Julian and his mother had two different views on life and the world around them. Julian was raised to believe that Whites were better than Blacks. His mother believed that they were better off being slaves and keeping their old position in society. She also believed that she held a high position in society. She thought that she was higher class than everyone else. As he grew up, he got his own opinion about these issues. This caused them to have many different arguments about this issue.
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With that, he grabbed her by the arm and told her, ?You are not going to take it back, I like it? (O?Connor 180). She then proceeds to try and argue, but Julian stops her. He mutters, ?Shut up, and enjoy it? (O?Connor 180). This comment just heads off the next point his mother can argue. Then she says, ?With the world in the mess it?s in, it?s a wonder we can enjoy anything. I tell you, the bottom rail is on the top? (O?Connor 180). Julian doesn?t comment, he just sighs. Then his mother begins to argue about her status in society. She told Julian, ?If you know who you are, you can go anywhere?(O?Connor 181). She then tells him how she could be gracious to anyone, because she knew who she was. This upset Julian and he savagely replied, ?They don?t give a damn for your graciousness. Knowing who you are is good for one generation only. You haven?t the foggiest idea where you stand or who you are? (O?Connor181). She snapped at him and replied that she did know who she was and how she