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There are many great writers here in the United States. Flannery O’Conner is one of the greatest Southern writers. O’Conner’s stories evoked the rhythms of rural southern speech and manners in insulated settings where widely diverse characters mingle. She had many stories such as, Everything That Rises Must Converge and Wise Blood (O’Connor). She was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925. Shortly after being born, she moved to Atlanta with her family, but then moved to Milledgeville, Georgia. Her father was then diagnosed with Lupus, which is a disease or condition marked by inflammation of the skin. O’Conner’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” published in 1955, is one of her most famous short stories about Southern Gothic literature. Southern Gothic writing is mostly about eccentric characters, strange events, and local color to create a moody and unsettling description of how life was in South America. There were many historical events that happened in the 1950s such as, Disneyland Opens, Emmett Till murdered, James Dean dies in a car accident, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up on a bus, and Warsaw Pact signed. Also another big thing that happened was the Korean War begun. Flannery O’Conner was a Catholic, which influenced almost all of her fictions stories. O’Conner lives a spiritual life in a secular world. She takes a broad approach to spiritual issues by providing morals, social, and psychological contexts that offer a wealth of insights and passion that her readers have found both startling and absorbing. Characters in her story are changeling to understand. They initially seem radically different from people we know, but then turn out somehow familiar, somehow connected to us. The protagonist of this story is the gra... ... middle of paper ... ... Misfit has a doubt in Jesus, it leads him to think that there is no ultimate point in life, and that there is no right or wrong. The grandmother has a moment of divine grace that might transform the grandmother and the Misfit. Flannery O’Connor once said “All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal” (Flannery O’Connor quote). Works Cited "Flannery O'Connor quote." Brainy Quote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 1 May 2014. . O’Conner, Flannery. “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer. 9th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011. Ruppersburg, Hugh. “Short Stories of Flannery O’Connor.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 26 August 2013. Web. 01 May 2014.

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