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A Reading of Flannery O’Connors “Everything that Rises Must Converge”

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Everything that rises must converge is a short story which, without the aid of suspense that is often provoked in fiction by actions hanging on a bare thread in a whirling plot of intertwining – and perhaps incredible – events, catches the reader‟s attention until the very last word. The plot of the story could not be any simpler; a young bachelor takes his overweight mother by bus to a „reducing class‟ but before they reach the place the mother changes her mind, heads back home, has a stroke and is left by her helpless son dying or maybe dead as he goes to seek help. But parallel to the plot of events is a “plot" of revelation; as the insignificantly banal happenings take place, an unfolding of character slowly emerges before the reader‟s eyes.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 4)
Pages:
5-10
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.4.5
Citation:
M. R. M. Zadeh "A Reading of Flannery O’Connors “Everything that Rises Must Converge”", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 4, pp. 5-10, 2013
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Sep 2013
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