The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor - "A Late Encounter with the Enemy" Summary & Analysis

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"A Late Encounter with the Enemy" Summary

General Sash is one hundred and four-years-old and his granddaughter, Sally Poker Sash, is sixty-two. She is soon to graduate from college and prays every night that her grandfather will live long enough to attend her commencement ceremony. The elderly soldier of the War Between the States those that followed enjoys his fame as such a long-lived decorated veteran. He likes the pomposity of the ceremonies of parades and particularly likes being around the beautiful girls decorating many floats and stages. He doesn't think much of academic ceremonies, because he finds that the speeches drone on forever, and that they are boring. He doesn't want to attend his granddaughter's graduation, but she has promised he will be rolled up onto the stage, so his vanity wins out. He likes his full-dress...

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