Moral Ambiguity In James Thurbeck's The Greatest Man

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The world was changing in the 20th century and moral changes to society were progressing. Many social changes are present in the characters of the stories of this time period in different moral ambiguities. These moral ambiguities enhance the character's personality and gives more depth to the stories. In Everything that rises must Converge Julian’s mother wanted to give the little african american kid a piece of candy because she thought he was cute; However, she did not realize the racist side of what she was doing so when the mom turned her down she was shocked. After Julian’s mother offers the boy a penny the mom refuses saying “He don't’t take nobody’s pennie's”Flannery o'connor 9. This is racist because african american people no longer relied on white people to live and they are equals now. The african american community does not need Julian’s mother's pennies or white people's support to get along.…show more content…
Jack was a mechanics worker and had to be smart to fly around the world and not get lost at sea or doze off. However he was also very immature getting in trouble all the time and no one liked him, he was reckless and unsavory. Jack immaturity only grew when he stepped off the plane “Ya want me to ack like that -- baby-face Lindbergh, huh? Well, nuts to that, see?”Therbur 5. Jack was smart but did not care what happened and was immature otherwise. Jack Smurch did not care what people thought of him and only wanted to get money and go to parties not have formal dinners and

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