Flannery O'Connor | Critical Essay by Bob Dowell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Flannery O'Connor.
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Critical Essay by Bob Dowell

A perusal of Miss O'Connor's fiction will reveal that Christ-haunted figures furnish the author her principal subject matter. Through the conflicts, often violent ones, of these protagonists who oscillate between belief and unbelief, between self-will and submission, the author presents her view of reality. This grotesque drama that she presents takes place in a discernible theological framework in which there is an implicit acceptance of the concept of a created universe, "with all that implies of human limitations and human obligations to an all-powerful Creator."… Such a view heightens man's every action, for his every action is seen "under the aspect of eternity."… Thus, Miss O'Connor's fiction is primarily concerned with man's life-and-death spiritual struggle. The protagonist, rebelling against belief, forces a crisis that reveals to him his haughty and willful misconception of reality, at which time he...

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This section contains 610 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Caroline Gordon