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D Butler Pp Book Report

  1. 1. Flannery O’Connor Book Report ENG 1102 By Dammion Butler
  2. 2. In the Beginning <ul><li>Born March 25, 1925 </li></ul><ul><li>Died August 3, 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Raised in Savannah, GA </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Milledgville at age 11 </li></ul>
  3. 3. School Years <ul><li>Loved domestic chickens </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Georgia State College for Women </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from University of Iowa (M.F.A.) </li></ul><ul><li>Devout Catholic </li></ul>
  4. 4. Flannery’s Style <ul><li>Human Grotesque </li></ul><ul><li>Demons and Devils </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons of the Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Racial and Social Injustice </li></ul>
  5. 5. O’Connor Literary Works <ul><li>“ A Good Man Is Hard to Find” </li></ul><ul><li>“Wise Blood” </li></ul><ul><li>“The Violent Bear It Away” </li></ul><ul><li>“Everything That Rises Must Converge” </li></ul><ul><li>“Essay and Letters” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Human Grotesque <ul><li>Flannery chose characters and turned them into evil characters committing sins. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted characters to be depicted as exactly what they are grotesque </li></ul><ul><li>Begins family in happy state only to invaded by an evil stranger </li></ul><ul><li>Discusses blood in all her works. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Demons and Devils <ul><li>Characters possessed by demons </li></ul><ul><li>Devil is literally present in the story or some form of presence </li></ul><ul><li>Characters are doing evil things but bringing up Jesus or the Holy Spirit. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lesson of the Bible <ul><li>Flannery included Jesus and the Holy Spirit in all her works. </li></ul><ul><li>Her characters would call on Jesus in their times of need. </li></ul><ul><li>She used biblical names such as Enoch in her literary works </li></ul><ul><li>She provided lesson of the Bible when judging the characters. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Racial and Social Injustice <ul><li>Flannery discussed the racial problem in the south in common place in her works </li></ul><ul><li>She did not directly bring up any racial injustices </li></ul><ul><li>She did use incorrect language of black people in her personal letter and in the title of her stores (i.e. “The Artificial Nigger”) </li></ul>
  10. 10. In the End <ul><li>Flannery Moved home 10 years before her death. </li></ul><ul><li>She continued writing letters to her friends and critics. </li></ul><ul><li>6 days before her death Flannery wrote her last letter barely legible. </li></ul><ul><li>Her last words were “Don’t know when I’ll send those stories. I’ve felt too bad to type them” </li></ul>

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