Flannery O'Connor: Deceit to the Extreme Analytical Essay

Flannery O'Connor: Deceit to the Extreme
This paper discusses use of deceit as a character strengthening tool in her work.
# 4525 | 960 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Argument) , English (Analysis)

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Using various pieces by Flannery O'Connor, the effectiveness of deceptive characters is argued as a tool for more realistic and applicable conflict, and eventually promotion of positive moral values.

From the Paper:

"In her stories, Flannery O'Connor often uses deceit as a tool to make her characters more appealing to her audience and to provide a central point of conflict. It is the one thing that almost everyone can relate to, either from having been deceptive or having been the object of deception. O’Connor used her Catholic background as a strong influence in her writing, and the fact that she uses deceit so frequently in her stories may have something to do with the fact that many accounts in the bible depict deceit as a typical trait of humanity. It was, after all, one of the first sins committed after Adam and Eve had eaten from “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” Thereafter, Eve bore Cain and Abel. When God asked Cain where his brother was, although Cain had slain Abel and knew what he had done, he replied "I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?" This gives the first account of the nature of humans to deceive (Genesis 4:8-9)."

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