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March 25, 2007

No More/ NoLess

O'Connor, ''The Life You Save May Be Your Own'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)
"people don't care how they lie. Maybe the best I can tell you is, I'm a man"
I love that line from the story because it holds a well of truth. People can tell you anything now a days, and you wouldn't be none the wiser, because how can you tell if they're lying. A great deal in this world rely's on trust and faith in others.

The Joys of Pending Motherhood

O'Connor, ''A Stroke of Good Fortune'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"She was not going to have something waiting in her to make her deader, she was not."
I choose this quote because it was such a strong statement. The fear that Ruby has of being pregnant because somehow a baby will make her dead is just, wow. The fear obviously stems from her fear of turning out like her mother, or how she viewed her mother to be. Which is somewhat understandable given what were told. But I also think its ironic that her greatest fear also turns out to be her greatest fortune.

March 27, 2007

Do You Believe?

Desmond, ''Flannery O'Connor's Misfit and the Mystery of Evil.'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Misfit lives as neither believer nor unbeliever in the grey world of uncertainty, of desire for truth, and of longing for some transcendent meaning." (132)

When I first read Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find I felt no pity, nor could I identify with any part of the Misfit. After reading Desmond's article I was able to see how the Misfit like many of us struggles with his true nature. Struggles to find what that true nature is. Is he evil, good, bad, holy? You can't know for sure, but it seems that he's a combination of all of that. The quote I chose states the Misfit is stuck in a place where there might be a God or there might not, where there might be something more then what we see here on this earth. Now I can certainly identify with not knowing for sure, which makes the character of the Misfit more real too me. But I'm not justifying his actions because killing people is wrong, I'm just saying I can now see the human side of him.

March 29, 2007

A Late Encounter WIth the Enemy-The Past Makes us Who We Are

O'Connor (Choose One of Three) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"He had forgotten history and he didn't intend to remember it again."
I think its interesting that The General spent his whole life trying to forget everything. It says throughout hte story how he had no need for the past because he lived in the present, but the the past tells us who we are and shows us where were going. But I also thought it funny that the one thing he was avoiding came back in a great rush andit was the last thing he saw before he died. Which I guess shows how we can never escape our past and ultimately death.

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