Intro To Lit Paper

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Two Stories, Same Themes “Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people. Just you read it. I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn't answer to my conscience if I did.” “Her doctor had told Julian’s mother that she must lose twenty pounds on account of her blood pressure, so on Wednesday nights Julian had to take her downtown to the bus for a reducing class at the Y.” These two excerpts are taken from the first paragraphs of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories “A good man is hard to find” and “Everything that rises must converge.” Both of these lines clearly foreshadow what’s to come. “A good man is hard to find” is about a mother, father, their three children, and a grandmother who go on a vacation through Georgia and Tennessee. Along the way, they encounter several problems, most of which are directly caused by the grandmother. In “Everything that rises must converge,” a young man, Julian, takes his mother to a weight reduction class via a bus. Julian maintains a negative attitude throughout the story toward his mother, which leads to her collapse. Flannery O’Connor has
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such a unique style of writing that these stories have similar themes, character development, and general literary flow of event, climax, and resolution. Foreshadowing through irony is used throughout each short story to prepare the reader for upcoming themes and concepts. The first paragraph of each story alludes directly to the climax. For example, in “A good man is hard to find,” the grandmother speaks of The Misfit who escaped from prison in Florida. This deters the family from going to Florida and embarks them on a road trip to another
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course LIT 121 taught by Professor Kozikoski during the Fall '08 term at Bryant.

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