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The Habit of Being: Letters Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Do you think that Flannery just had a delicate constitution, or that her lifestyle or psychology caused her ill health?

Which of Flannery's friends who received mail from her is your favorite? Why is this?

Who is Rayberator? Is this an inside joke?

Are you Catholic? If not, does O'Connor's description of Catholic theology interest you? If so, were the Catholic elements of her discussion meaningful to you in terms of your own religious experience? In either case, did you find it helpful?

Did the letters improve, leave neutral, or worsen your own opinion about the quality of women's colleges in the early twentieth century? Defend your answer.

Have you read any of Flannery O'Connor's published fiction? If so, have these letters changed your perception of her and her work? If not, are you more interested in her literature now that you have read The Habit of...

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