Everything you need to understand or teach The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor by Flannery O'Connor.
Dudley is the aged father of a woman living in New York City who has moved him up from the South to live his last days with her in an apartment. He is homesick and has trouble adjusting to his new environment.
Rayber is a white, middle-aged man in a small town who tries to argue against racism in the local barbershop to no avail.
Gabriel is a blind Negro who is terrified when left alone in his small shack and thinks he hears a wildcat scratching at the wall, trying to get in to attack him.
Miss Willerton is a single lady living with two other spinsters and a gentleman, who fancies herself as a writer and escapes into the world of her imagination with her own created characters.
Ruller is a young man, desperate to have the admiration of...