Unformatted text preview: had the encounter with the Wilkinses boys, when they thought her singing was “Jew Singing”. Throughout the story you can see that the young girl is not completely knowledgeable about her faith but she is willing to do anything for it. You can see that O’Connor is pushing back at all the societal ideas that innocence and goodness is weak, the young, immature cousins mocking of the nun who gave them the non effective advice to warn away lustful men, those are the ideas that O’Connor is trying to revolt against. Catholics hold a large emphasis on keeping your body pure until marriage. However this is mostly emphasized for young girls. I always thought it was unfair that if a man did not remain celibate until marriage it was a slap on the wrist, but if a woman did not remain celibate until marriage then she was a slut....
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENGL 235 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Fall '08