A Late Encounter with the Enemy by Flannery O’Connor

In A Late Encounter with the Enemy by Flannery O’Connor we have the theme of desire, image and history. Taken from her A Good Man is Hard to Find collection the story begins with the reader being introduced to the two main protagonists, General George Poker Sash (104 years old) and his granddaughter, Sally Poker Sash (62 years old). Sally is due […]

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The Artificial Nigger by Flannery O’Connor

In The Artificial Nigger by Flannery O’Connor we have the theme of pride, reliance, betrayal, grace and forgiveness. Taken from her A Good Man is Hard to Find collection the story is narrated in the third person and tells the story of a sixty year old man’s (Mr Head) journey to Atlanta with his ten year old grandson Nelson. Mr Head believes that there […]

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A Temple of the Holy Ghost by Flannery O’Connor

In A Temple of the Holy Ghost by Flannery O’Connor we have the theme of pride, isolation, acceptance and grace. Taken from her A Good Man is Hard to Find collection the story is narrated in the third person and is centered around a young, unnamed twelve year old girl. From the beginning of the story O’Connor explores the theme of isolation. The girl’s two older cousins […]

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own by Flannery O’Connor

In The Life You Save May Be Your Own by Flannery O’Connor we have the theme of change, betrayal and redemption. Taken from her A Good Man is Hard to Find collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and very early on the reader realises the significance or importance of O’Connor’s description of Lucynell. It is through […]

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