Biblical Allusions In Flannery O Connor's Use Of Biblical Allusions

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O’Connor’s use of biblical allusions. O’Connor’s knowledge of Christianity allowed her to create parallels between the Bible and her literary works. O’Connor is remembered as a controversial writer whose grotesque literary works provide religious insights to readers today. As Jennifer Hurley, author of Readings on Flannery O 'Connor, states, “Catholicism was not simply O’Connor’s religion; it was the meaning of her life and the reason why she wrote” (19). Her writings are recognized for their Christian focus and violent elements, which are a source of both praise and criticism. The religious topics that O’Connor focuses on in her writings present controversial and confusing ideas. Many of O’Connor’s spiritual messages and biblical allusions

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