The Habit of Being: Letters - Study Guide Chapter 11, Part III Continued pages 451 - 500 Summary & Analysis

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Here, Ms. O'Connor explains in one letter that "The Communist world sprouts from our sins of omission," (p. 450 - 30 Sept. 1961). She would not have called herself Ms. as many would in 2008. It is surprising when in her letter of 14 October 1961 she notes that "Louise has been drunk for the past two Mondays...[and that]...She is impossible when she is drunk, she insisted on polishing the sink with silver polish," (p. 451). During an epistle on page 456, Flannery describes finding body parts - at first this seems frightening and gruesome so that readers are relieved to the point of laughter when they find out that it is the description of a man who was alive, well and sleeping among a group of goats, half buried by them. Two pages later, amidst another one, Flannery finds humor...

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