Three by Flannery O'Connor: Wise Blood ; the Violent Bear It Away ; Everything That Rises Must Converge Setting & Symbolism

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Eastrod, appears in Wise Blood

Eastrod, Tennessee - Eastrod, Tennessee is the hometown to Hazel Motes. On the train, Motes says that he is going to Taulkinham, a city near Eastrod. Although Motes says he knows no one in Taulkinham, he has some things to do there. The porter informs Motes that the train does not go into the rural town of Eastrod and does not seem to know where it is located. Motes expects everyone to know where Eastrod is and often makes the reference that it is near Melsy. No one seems to care.

Before Motes goes to Taulkinham, he stops in Eastrod to see his family home. The home had been abandoned. Even though there was nothing to come home to, Motes felt obligated to invite everyone he saw to visit him in Eastrod should they ever find themselves in that part of Tennessee.

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