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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.


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Sad, but true. Trust is key, but sometimes misplaced. There's no way to truly tell.

Derek Tickle:

This is true and disappointing at the same time. Someone can tell you something and you really don't know if it is true or not. I also agree that a lot of information said has to be trusted and you have to have faith in that person. I like how you made this quote relevant to society today.


An interesting thing about lying is that it really seems to be a theme in a lot of O'Connor's (doesn't her name look so funny with two apostrophes in it?...I wonder what Tuss would say?) stories. It just seems like a lot of the characters in her stories lie. Of course, that matches well with her title story "A Good Man is Hard to Find". When writers compile works for a collection of shorter works, especially stories, do they specifically write the stories to go together in a collection and think about that as they write, or do they later decide which stories should go together for a collection? That is just something I have always wondered.

Jara White:

I cannot say whether writers consciously compile stories together because they all share a common theme. But it would makes sense to me if they did or at least stories that have some relevance to each other. As for Flannery O'Connor, I couldn't say but what you noticed, that lying is a re-curring theme certainly makes it seem that way.

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