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This paper explains that some characters can be characterized as grotesque because of their behavior or some unusual feature that sets them apart. The paper then examines the grotesque characters in Eudora Welty's "Petrified Man," Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" and William Faulkner's "Barn Burning." The paper shows how in each story, the grotesque stand out as embodying certain types and attitudes in a stark fashion, making them bigger than life but still realistic.
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