Differences Between Julian And His Mother By Flannery O Connor

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Flannery O’Connor does a great job describing the significant differences between Julian and his mother. Flannery O 'Connor is sometimes considered a comical but also serious tale of a grown man named Julian, who lives with mother, who happens to be your typical southern woman. The era unfolds in a couple years after integration begins. Throughout the story, O’Connor impresses us with her derived message in which people often resist to growing away from bigotry towards self-awareness and love for all humankind, which is so necessary for life to converge inequality. O’Connor has a distinctive style of writing that expresses this message through characterization, conflict and literary devices. From the first page, Flannery O’Connor describes his mother by making sure her characterization skills fulfilled to the max. Julian’s mother comes off as a strong and hard-headed woman who has the mindset that Negroes are inferior to whites. “’They were better off when they were [slaves],’ she said…. They should rise but on their own side of the fence.’” Julian’s mother is double-minded and shallow unlike her son Julian. These were thoughts like these that brought among conflict between the two. Julian “…in spite of all her foolish views…was free of prejudice and unafraid to face facts. He was not dominated by his mother. Julian who grew up in a changing society was influenced differently.

Julian is Described as a young, very intelligent, college graduate who plans to be a writer
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