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Unformatted text preview: A Thematic Assessment of the Works of Flannery O’Connor Prior to immersing in the works of Flannery O’Connor, I first inspected her resume in an attempt to familiarize myself with her style. Based on her history, I had anticipated that her stories would for the most part be centered around the trials of Irish immigrants, or something of the sort. However, after finishing three of her works -including the two assigned pieces, as well as “Enoch and The Gorilla”- I discovered that my initial presumptions had been misguided, but that my interest had been peeked nonetheless. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of O’Connor’s style is the morbid nature in which she seems to conclude all her works. In “Good Country People”, the heroin was left cheated and abandoned when she was most vulnerable. In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, a seemingly innocent and likable family is brutally murdered by ruthless killer. Furthermore, in “Enoch and The Gorilla”, Enoch becomes so obsessed with the idea of fame that he is willing to attack –and...
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- Fall '08
- A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Short story, Flannery O'Connor Prior