Flannery O'Conner's Everything that Rises Must Converge

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Flannery O'Conner's Everything that Rises Must Converge A diverse Point of View in literature is what produces the story. In each story the author shows you what they think is important by giving you a certain point of view. Whether it is a first person or a third person point of view, there is always a motive behind why the author chose that view. “Everything that Rises Must Converge”, by Flannery O’Conner, deals with contentious issues of racism and the questionable validity of what is racism after the civil rights movement. In the portrayal of these sensitive issues, O’Conner utilizes a unique narrative point of view in order to maneuver the reader’s response to characters, situations, conflicts and issues. Through these different levels of narration, from the third person narration of Julian’s point of view, and the limited periods of other first person narrations from the minor characters, readers are influenced and manipulated to question their own attitudes towards the racial issues presented. O’Conner uses third person limited by explaining the describing the events that were occurring on the bus: “Julian rose, crossed the aisle, and say down in the place of the women with the canvas sandals”…..”Do you have a light?” he asked the Negro.(pg914) O’Conner allows us to see the tension between Julian and his mother, which gives readers an insight into her character’s inner thoughts and motivations. As viewing the anger in Julian’s mother and his despiteful ways of...
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