Unformatted text preview: • “O'Connor is considered one of the foremost short story writers in American literature. She was among post-World War II authors a Roman Catholic from the South whose stated purpose was to reveal the mystery of God's grace in everyday life.” • “Aware that not all readers shared her faith, O'Connor chose to depict salvation through shocking, often violent action upon characters that are spiritually or physically grotesque.” • “A recurrent motif in O'Connor's thirty-one short stories is that of divine grace descending in an often violent manner upon a spiritually deficient main character.” • “She often depicts a rural domestic situation suddenly invaded by a criminal or perverse outsider a distorted Christ figure who redeems a protagonist afflicted with pride, intellectualism, or materialism” Works Cited (Mary) Flannery O’Connor, Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004 Flannery O’Connor, Contemporary Literary Criticism...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Fixsen during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Maryland.
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