You can't be any poorer than dead

You can't be any poorer than dead - Courtney Morris October...

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Courtney Morris October 8, 2009 Belgrad AMS 2030 STUDY QUESTIONS for O’CONNOR and CAPOTE What elements do these stories have in common that justify grouping them together under the term “Southern gothic”? “A Tree of Night” and “You Can’t Be Any Poorer Than Dead” are two short stories from the mid nineteen hundreds time period. They are extremely eerie and center on the topic of Southern gothic. Each story is based out of southern America and involves some force of evil. The main factor that groups the stories together is the fact that each is dealing with some form of death. In “You Can’t Be Any Poorer Than Dead,” Tarwater’s old uncle heavily stressed the fact that he wanted a proper burial in the ground when he passed away. The story focused on the demons coming out of Tarwater and his resentment towards his uncle for wanting such a precise, difficult burial. In “A Tree of Night,” the young college girl, Kay, is forced to succumb to the eerie habits of two
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