Wise Blood Character Analysis

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Throughout the novel Wise Blood by Flannery O'connor her main focus is religion. In the novel the protagonist Hazel Motes tries to deny the inevitable. "Two things I can't stand," Haze said, "-a man that ain't true and one that mocks what is." This quote means that even though hazel motes preaches to a type of antichrist church he still doesn't like it when someone pretends to be a preacher to make some money. This matters because hazel motes kills solace to prove his point that if you don't believe in christ you aren't a sinner. Motes view on religion is that if you don't believe in christ those rules and regulations don't apply to him because he believes the opposite and he decides for himself that there are no rules in his “Church Without Christ”. Another example of religion in the novel Wise blood by Flannery O’Connor for example "Listen," he said, "get this: I don't believe in anything.” “I don't have to say it but once to nobody,” Haze said. The driver closed his mouth and after a second he returned the piece of cigar to it. “That's the trouble with you preachers,” he said. “You've all got too good to believe in anything,” and he drove off with a look of disgust and righteousness.” This quote shows how Motes doesn't…show more content…
"Do you ever pray?" she asked. The Misfit shook his head. All she saw was the black hat wiggle between his shoulder blades. "Nome," he said.” This quote shows how the grandmother initiates the first conversation on religion with the misfit. This quote matters because the grandmother starts to speak about religion while looking down on him, this makes it seem as if the grandmother is better then the misfit, in that instances she's portrayed as being self righteous. Another
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