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April 3, 2007

What a Creep!

O'Connor, ''The Life You Save May Be Your Own'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Mr. Shiftlet felt that the rottenness of the world was about to engulf him. He raised his arm and let it fall again to his breast. 'Oh Lord!' he prayed. 'Break forth and wash the slime from this earth!'" (62).

Mr. Shitflet's words here baffle me because I don't understand how he could not consider himself a part of the "slime of the earth" after what he just did to Lucynell. It also baffled me that he would try to do something kind like pick up a hitchhiker, who could be a mass murder or a thief or an escaped convict, and yet he just left innocent Lucynell back in asleep in the diner. What a creep!

Posted by LorinSchumacher at April 3, 2007 11:43 PM


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