Everything That Rises Must Converge Setting & Symbolism

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The South

All of O’Connor’s stories center around the South.

The Green and Purple Hat

In “Everything That Rises Must Converge,” Julian’s mother as well as the black woman on the bus wear a green and purple hat.

The Bull

In “Greenleaf,” a bull wanders onto Mrs. May’s land.

The Land Across from the Pitts’s House

In “A View of the Woods,” Grandpa Fortune wants to sell the land across from the Pitts’ house to make Mr. Pitts mad.

Asbury’s Letter to his Mother

In “The Enduring Chill,” Asbury writes a cryptic letter to his mother to be read only after his death.

The Gun

In “The Comforts of Home,” Thomas believes that Sarah Ham stole his gun.

The Shoe

In “The Lame Shall Enter First,” Sheppard wants to buy Johnson a new shoe for his clubbed foot.

Human Development

In “Revelation...

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