Flannery O'Conner Essay - Bieler 1 John Bieler Professor...

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John Bieler Professor Edgerly English 112 28 February 2007 Religious Themes in O’Conner Works Good Country People , a Good Man is hard to Find and Revelations are three short stories written by Flannery O’Conner during the mid 1900’s. O’Conner was a devout Catholic and traces can be found in her writing. Lupus, a fatal disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, was hereditary in the O'Connor family. Flannery O’Conner was diagnosed at age 26 and she was devistated from the news. Evidence of her devistation can be found in her short stories. She died on August 3, 1964, at age 39, of complications from lupus. Religious themes can be traced through her three short stories Good Country People , a Good Man is hard to Find and Revelations . Religious themes are scattered throughout Good Country People . First of all, the protagonist of the short story, Hulga, is an independent, self righteous, Atheist who suffers from a heart condition. Characteristics of O’Conner can be seen in Hulga, because according to Douglas Jones, “Flannery did not loathe herself or her life, and so when she
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