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Everything That Rises Must Converge Summary
Flannery O'Connor

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Everything That Rises Must Converge Summary

Introduction

Just one year before her death in 1963, Flannery O'Connor won her second O. Henry Award for "Everything That Rises Must Converge," a powerful depiction of a troubled mother-son relationship. In 1965 the story was published in her well-regarded short fiction collection Everything That Rises Must Converge.

Most critics view "Everything That Rises Must Converge" as a prime example of O'Connor's literary and moral genius. The story exemplifies her ability to expose human weakness and explore important moral questions through everyday situations. Considered a classic of the short story form, "Everything That Rises Must Converge" has been anthologized frequently.

The story describes the events surrounding a fateful bus trip that an arrogant young man takes with his bigoted mother. The mother insists on her son's company because she doesn't like to ride the bus alone, especially since the bus system was recently integrated. The tensions in their relationship come to a...

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