Christianity In Flannery O Connor's Stories

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Christianity is a central element in much of Flannery O’Connor’s writing. Keeping her faith in mind, one is able to grasp and decipher O’Connor’s stories. Key themes in her writing include the struggle for redemption, the search for Christ, and the realization of grace. O’Connor’s stories tell of people in need of salvation and the violence that highlights that need. Often, it takes an internal crisis to awaken these spiritual matters. In the context of eternal spiritual truths, the crises in life, despite their ominous exteriors, take on a lesser importance than the truths that these dilemmas often reveal. These interpretations accurately describe the journey that the grandmother takes in “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” In light of O’Connor’s
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