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Seeing Faith In Flannery O Connor's Stories

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Seeing Faith in Flannery O’Connor’s Stories How can we see faith in the life of Flannery O’Connor and how does she express it in her stories? O’Connor was a very creative writer for her time she had very creative ways of telling stories. O’Conner was a shy woman growing up she got into writing in high school when she began writing in her school newspaper as the art editor. Flannery O'Connor was a Catholic she insisted that she had the heart and mind of a Christian writer all of her works were related to the life of Christ. Thought her religious themes could be hard to pick out of her stories. For O'Connor, a writer's religious beliefs should not narrow, but broaden her point of view. throughout her works of essay’s and stories. O'Connor portrays her religious beliefs and how she integrates them into her writing. One of O’Connor’s most quoted pieces says "I see from the standpoint of Christian orthodoxy. This means that for me the meaning of life is centered in our Redemption by Christ and what I see in the world I see in its relation to that" (32).…show more content…
She disliked the comparisons between herself and Carson McCullers, a writer of contemporary novels and short stories. O’Connor was also compared to the author Tennessee Williams she preferred to be compared to Nathaniel Hawthorne who was also a writer. I think that O’Connor’s being raised in a religious home played a big part in her stories. In her book (A Good Man Is Hard To Find) the grandmother talks about Jesus a good bit with the Misfit she doesn’t show a lot religious tendencies, throughout the rest of the story she doesn’t really bring it up until the end of the story when she thinks that Jesus might save her from being killed. In her notions, a respectable lady should believe in a merciful god. Overall
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