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    Victoria Santiago Mr. Werner American Literary Experience- B Block April 28, 2016 Flannery O’Connor Abstract This paper will analyze the influence that the South Atlantic, specifically Georgia has had on the writing of Flannery O’Connor. The majority of O’Connor’s writing was influenced not only by the geographic aspect of Georgia but the culture and customs and norms of the people that lived there. In theses categories religion plays a very big role, and as O’Connor being a catholic and being raised in the south, a lot of her short stories involve her religion and the southern culture of the South. In addition to the influence of religion and the culture of the south, the economic standing of the state and the history of the state impacted…

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    one’s ear yet a bitter sound to another. For some people, being loved and give love can be as easy and natural as for the sun to rise every morning. Though for others it can be as difficult as walking through the strongest storm trying to not fall. Love is the most striking characteristic in the stories because it’s real; it pertains to the real world. In the book, ‘A Good Man Is Hard To Find’ written by Flannery O’Connor we face with multiple characters who experience love on different levels.…

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    Mary Flannery O’Connor was a born on March 25, 1925 into a Catholic family that lived in Savannah Georgia. Flannery lost her father to lupus erythematosus. Mary did not have a father figures to answer or to guild her to a good man. The short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” was a story showed the reader that how women are miss led. Flannery in tells how women did not have much say so when it comes down to decision making. “O’Connor a Christian writer, and indeed the Christian concept of free…

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    Mary Flannery O’Connor was born in southern town called Savannah located in Georgia on March 25, 1925. She earned a M.F.A. degree at the University of Iowa’s School for Writers in 1946. She was known for her religious and southern short stories. She had a different way of way of writing and expressing her ideas. Her writings style and creativity was criticized by some because of her methods she used to get her point across. Flannery O’Connor used horrifying violence in “A Good Is Hard to…

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    Flannery O’Connor wrote many short stories and was quite good at it. There have been many journals and essays written about her work. One interesting part of her work is the use of clichés. Carole K. Harris wrote a journal about the clichés O’Connor used in “Revelation” and “The Displaced Person.” The class is not reading “Revelation,” however, the last story of O’Connor’s that we are reading is “The Displaced Person.” Harris’ main goal is to look at O’Connor’s use of the cliché. She even says,…

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    Flannery O’Connor was an American author that was most famous for her various short stories and novels. O’ Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia to very catholic oriented parents. Being raised around the principles of the catholic church influenced her writing and the themes she would speak about. One of the most prevalent themes in her short stories is the theme of grace. Grace is often seen as an unmerited divine aid given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification. This paper will be…

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    In the short story The River written by Flannery O 'Connor, we can distinguish the action of grace working on a poor wretched soul, in this case, Bevel. Not only did this grace have an effect on Bevel, but also on many secondary characters, namely Bevel’s mother. She is given the title of mother but does not act like a mother. Bevel’s mother unknowingly is “afflicted”, for she abandons the duties of motherhood and does not “get up” until the action of grace is already working on her son.…

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    Flannery O’Connor’s thought-provoking fiction often encourages readers to use critical analysis between her works. O’Connor is known for her fictional novels and short stories which are often described as “Southern Gothic”. However, she disagreed with this title, saying that it portrayed her fiction in a negative light. She much preferred the term “Catholic realism”, as it gave the idea that her works focused on the lighter side of things (O’Connor 301). There is an abundance of essays analyzing…

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    Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah on March 25, 1925. She was born into and adopted an extremely Catholic belief system. She lived in New York from time to time (Gordon). O’Connor went to college majoring in journalism, but quickly figured out that wasn’t her calling, like many college students do. She entered the Master’s program in creative writing. She worked as the editor and cartoon artist for Georgia College and State University literary paper, the Corinthian. O’Connor often uses…

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    Bizarre Destinations Mary Flannery O’Connor known as Flannery O’Connor was born a Roman Catholic in Savannah, Georgia on March 25, 1925. O’Connor parents are Regina Cline and Edward F. O’Connor. She lived there until the family moved to Milledgeville, Georgia (Werlock). O’Connor lost her father to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at the age of fifteen (Gordan). She achieves the master program in creative writing. She is an influential American Poet and essayist in history. O’Connor insists that her…

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