Flannery O'Connor Writing Styles in Collected Works

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The point of view used in Flannery O'Connor's Collected Works is third person omniscient. The third person point of view works well in the Collected Works due to the diverse nature of the subjects and their characters. Third person omniscient allows the reader to be able to experience all of the story, giving a more detailed and thorough description of people, places and events that would not be accessible through the first person point of view.

This is especially important due to the clash in cultures, social standings, and locations. Good examples can be seen in "Everything That Rises Must Converge" in which the main characters are Caucasians who come into contact with Negroes and a different way of speaking, thinking and living. Another example may be the difference in age and experience. For example, in "Wise Blood," there is a great difference in perception and...

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