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Yet it is the humor, ultimately, which first catches the attention of most readers. Hooper and George W.
These swapping session scenes are also reminiscent of the Armsted-Snopes exchanges in the fiction of William Faulkner. The basic plot of the story is very simple. One evening, near sunset, Tom T. Shiftlet shiftless or shifty arrives at the desolate and bedraggled farmhouse of Mrs. Lucynell Crater emptiness or void and her nearly thirty-two-year-old, deaf-mute daughter, also named Lucynell.
During a conversation which allows each of the major characters to size one another up, Shiftlet, who spies an old automobile which he desires, agrees to stay on the farm in exchange for food and a place to sleep.
Shiftlet is delighted to be able to sleep in the car, commenting to Mrs.
Crater, in making her offer, sees Shiftlet as someone who at the least will make repairs around the place and who, at best, is a potential husband for her daughter.
Within a week, Shiftlet has made numerous repairs around the place, has taught the deaf-mute daughter to speak a single word — bird — and, to a certain extent, has gained the trust of Mrs. He then turns his attention to the real object of his affection, the car.
Crater even tells Shiftlet that the girl is only sixteen or seventeen. When Shiftlet succeeds in resurrecting the car, much to the delight of Lucynell, who, sitting on a crate, stamps her feet and screams, "Burrdttt! Crater for all he can get. Crater, "ravenous for a son-in-law," offers a mortgage-free farm with "a well that never runs dry" and a warm house in winter; in addition, she will even pay for paint for the auto.
Shiftlet, now triumphant, extracts honeymoon money from her — first, fifteen dollars; then, seventeen-fifty — and the bargain is struck. On the following Saturday, Shiftlet and the daughter are married while Mrs.
Crater acts as witness. Leaving a somewhat distressed Mrs. Crater at the farm, the couple begin their honeymoon. About a hundred miles from the farm, he stops and abandons the sleeping Lucynell at a diner called The Hot Spot, telling the counter attendant that she is only a hitchhiker and that he needs to "make Tuscaloosa," a destination in the center of the state while Mobile is on the coast, at the extreme south edge of the state.Ralph C.
Wood, author of "Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South" has a more critical view of the recent Gooch biography: Gooch lays O’Connor’s genuine distinctiveness to the side, and thus fails to bring her life into the sharp focus it demands.
Sep 16, · You may go wallow in your sin and walk in your Darkness or you can come back here and spew more of your lies which will give me another opportunity to shine the light of truth on them when I get back.
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The Millionaire Fastlane By MJ DeMarco It completely changed the way one can look at life. Yes you can retire at the age of You need to change the lane. "'Wise Blood,' Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
as if it is my story and when you find a story like yours in a. The Life You Save May Be Your Own Flannery O'Connor THE old woman and her daughter were sitting on their porch when Mr.
Shiftlet came up their road for the first time. An example of this type is a story in which the main character tells the readers about the hardships of his life, commenting and analyzing on what he did right and where he went wrong.
The observer narrator relays the story from the point of view of an observer. Complete summary of Flannery O’Connor's The Life You Save May Be Your Own. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Life You Save May Be Your Own. In the short story.