Literary Analysis ENG2106 Student name: Li Michaela Bernice Student ID: 4002551 Word count: Grace and sins Flannery O’Connor was a Southern author from America who frequently wrote in a Southern Gothic style and depended vigorously on local settings and bizarre characters. Her works likewise mirrored her Roman Catholic faith and regularly examined questions of morality and ethics. She created violence in the end of both “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and “Everything that Rises Must Converge” to put the stories to the end. She asserted that she has found that violence is strangely capable of returning her characters to reality and preparing them to accept their moment of grace, and also violence is the extreme situation that best reveals who
Edward uses a 6-hour sermon as well as he made his based nonfiction, which led to that being a reason he made is tone to be angry and emotional that is why he mentioned that you should repent because everyone is a sinner. Next, Hawthorne has a short story that is fiction and makes the characters be outcast will, yet he mentions that everyone is a sinner and he presents that by being implicit and wearing a veil. On page 274, Hawthorne states, “ He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face.” Meaning that when everyone assumes that you have a secret they judge you and believe that you aren’t the person you say you are even when they could have a secret of there own as
Rhetorical Analysis "Fear is an instructor of great sagacity and the herald of all resolutions. "- Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” was a sermon written and delivered by American reverend Jonathan Edwards in 1741, and was an outstanding example of the potentially dominant convincing powers of the use of Rhetoric. The sermon, even when read silently, is effective in projecting a specific interpretation of the wrathful nature of God and the sinful nature of man.
Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards were unique Puritan writers. Edwards wrote Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Bradstreet wrote For my Dear and Loving Husband and Upon the Burning of Our House. These writers followed the Puritan religion which was a religion where you give yourself to Jesus Christ and if they did not then they claimed that you would be dropped into the pit of hell. Puritans however, did not tolerate female writers but Anne Bradstreet went against it. Edwards and Bradstreet’s writings were very unique and had some similarities including their powerful word choice and personality.
Sinners vs. Constitution “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and the Iroquois Constitution are two works of art. The first of the two pieces is a dark and horrifying sermon that is intended to scare the Puritans in to being righteous. The Iroquois Constitution is a document that is full of symbolism.
In Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”, the Bible salesman’s motive for wanting to get Hulga to fall in love with him was solely to steal her wooden leg. It is originally believed that Pointer likes Hulga for who she is. He is very persistent in trying to get her to love him. Readers are led to believe that Pointer is a Christian because he is going around selling Bibles.
Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “Good Country People,” is effective in showcasing distortion through its characters’ attributes. In the story, O’Connor gives the readers “normal” characters who later on take away their masks to reveal their true, deceiving intentions. First, is the distortion of Christianity vs. Atheism with the characters Joy and Manley Pointer. Joy is an Atheist as said in the story, “My daughter is an atheist and won’t let me keep a bible in the parlor” ( pg. 446). Meaning, Joy does not believe in a religion such as christianity.
The archaic way of using archetypes to explain complex biblical concepts and arduous life lessons made Puritan writing renowned. Though at times hard to accept, they teach grueling truths of human nature, In Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne uses archetypes to accentuate the theme of losing innocent to the world and subsequently losing faith in humanity. The tiny detail of Faith’s pink ribbons “Flutter[ing] down through the air and caught on the branch” right before Young Goodman Brown goes on a demonic rage, shows how Nathaniel Hawthorne uses these ribbons symbolize Mr. Brown’s innocence and passion for the world and humanity.
The term “emptiness” comes from the Latin adjective vanus and from the Vulgate 1:2. The term “vanity” comes from the King James Version of the Bible in Ecclesiastes 12:8: “Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.” This type of painting usually creates a morbid mood and uses the Christian ideology that earthly goods are of no worth to people of faith. An artist that specialized in vanitas was a Spaniard named Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664). Many of his still life paintings involved monks and skulls, where he also showed his skill of white draperies and the texture of those cloths.
Troubleshooting Creativity Reading my bible story always made me think about Adam and Eve creative idea. However, her flaw made her unsuccessful. I define her flaw as, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, as shallow, lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious, or weak-willed: lacking willpower, strength of will to carry out one’s decisions, wishes, or plans. Also easily swayed, disloyal: lacking loyalty or unfaithful, dishonest, traitorous, treasonable. (Merriam Webster dictionary 2018)
The physical impairments of Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" illustrate a deeper meaning of Joy-Hulga's handicaps. Joy-Hulga's heart condition, artificial leg and poor eyesight symbolize her inner impairments of emotion, intellect and spiritual capabilities. By including these impairments, it shows how Joy-Hulga really is as a person and the rationality behind what she believes in. The heart condition and artificial leg symbolize the inner emotional detachment she has to her family and herself. Mrs. Hopewell describes Joy-Hulga as "bloated, rude and squint-eyed" and even despite these characteristics, Joy-Hulga's mother still continues to show her love and compassion (O'Connor 558).
Although everyone on the planet cannot conform to what Delaney’s invisible presences, that is how Delaney invisions perfection in his world. For instance when delaney doesn;t like something he gets mad and upset, “‘Because it was true,’ I replied firmly. ‘I wasn't going to tell him a lie. ‘ ‘What lie?’ ‘That I was at Mass.’ ‘Then couldn't you say you had to go on a message?’
Flannery O’Connor is an American novelist who has written over 32 short stories. She is credited with writing in the southern gothic style of writing. In “Good Country People” her gothic style is shown throughout the story in things such as the salesman’s real items he is selling. In this story there is a theme that is presented throughout that people are putting on acts instead of being who they really are. This is evident in characters such as the salesman, Hulga, and Mrs. Hopewell.