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    begins with the narration of an old writer that delves into the meaning the word grotesque. To most people, the word grotesque can mean many things. According to Merriam-Webster, the meaning of grotesque is, “very strange or ugly in a way that is not normal or natural.” While this is true, this is not what the old writer gives as his definition of grotesque in the Book of Grotesque. The definition of what a grotesque is that the old writer gives will shape the rest of the stories in Winesburg, Ohio

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    Flannery O8217Conner and Grotesque Characters Flannery O’Conner and Grotesque Characters One of the most interesting characteristics of Flannery O’Conners writing is her penchant for creating characters with physical or mental disabilities. Though critics sometimes unkindly labeled her a maker of grotesques, this talent for creating flawed characters served her well. In fact, though termed grotesque, O’Conners use of vivid visual imagery when describing people and their shortcomings is the

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    Flannery O’Connor’s Style Flannery O’Connor’s very unique pejorative infused grotesque style is distinguished by her alluring characters, shocking plot twists and exceptional use of literary devices. Main characters are more than the central people in a piece of literature, they are vital to displaying the story and presenting not only the theme but what the author wants the reader to take away from their writing. O’Connor is known to reflect her style by creating extraordinary main characters who

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    How the Characters in “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” Change Their Own Fates (Relating the Grotesque Characteristics of Those in O’Connor’s Short Story to Her Title) “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” is the title of Flannery O’Connor’s short story that is about characters who are living life as they wish it to be. In our textbook, we learn about “grotesque” characters, who are bizarre and twisted. After learning about these literary characters, one would assume that the following text would

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    "The book of the Grotesque " is basically one big list of the supposed truths of this world. The old man who wrote this book believes that these truths are beautiful in and by itself; that is until people come along and snatches them up as their own truth. The truth then becomes a falsehood, making the person a grotesque. People will encounter many "truths" in their lives. These truths have only the potential to make people become grotesques, and cannot be used to define or identify one as being

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    According to Bakhtin, degradation which is a basic operation of the grotesque is associated with corporeality. It centres on “the lowering of all that is high, spiritual, ideal, abstract; it is a transfer to the material level, to the sphere of earth and body in their indissoluble unity” (19-20). Degradation of what is high subsumes the debasement of the human body. Yet, he indicates that degradation is based on an ambivalent act; it is both destructive and regenerative as it describes a backward

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    Aspects of Grotesque

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    characters and events. She uses many techniques of the grotesque in her writing so her readers understand the ugly lives of extraordinary people and their actions. O’Connor’s use of the grotesque attracts her readers to these displeased and shady people. O’Connor’s story "Parker's Back" begins with Parker trying to find himself through mystery, but he cannot sensibly account for his own unusual actions. O’Connor’s theory on the grotesque shows that “the writer has made alive some experience which

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    This malady, her scar, makes her physically grotesque, much like Joy/Hulga in O’Connor’s “Good Country People.” She has never been beautiful, and that is one of the deepest desires of her heart. While on the bus ride, she picks apart other people’s features as though she’s shopping; she wants that person’s hair or those eyes and that nose, all features to make her more beautiful after her scar gets healed. This desire to be a beauty is also a kind of grotesque quality, as is her loneliness and need to

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    Gargoyle

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    Gargoyle A Gargoyle is a grotesquely carved human or animal figure found on an architectural structure, originally designed (believe it or not) to serve as a spout to throw rainwater clear of a building. They later became strictly ornamental and assumed many forms. The Natural and Unnatural History of Gargoyles The gargoyle often makes his perch On a cathedral or a church Where, mid eclesiastic style He smiles an early Gothic smile Oliver Herford Welcome. Your are about to meet

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    goal. This perversion of Christianity for materialistic objectives prevents the characters’ redemption from Christ. Specifically in the case of Motes, it is not until he has lost everything material that he finally accepts Jesus’ divine grace. The grotesque characters exist to display the distortion of moral purpose that materialism brings. The symbols in Wise Blood focus solely on materialistic desires, this symbolism effectively displays how much the characters rely on materialism in

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