Comment Paper On Everything Th

Everything That Rises Must Converge
In the story, “Everything That Rises Must Converge”; Flannery O’Conner uses a number of devices to make an organized plot. Causality, repetition, and structure all contribute in making the plot interesting.
The exposition consumes the beginning of the story. This is important because it gives the reader a better understanding of the characters, and sets tones for causality. Being introduced first is Julian’s mother. Her attitude and actions are best described on page 207. It states, “ She sat forward and looked up and down the bus. It was half filled. Everybody was white. ‘I see we have the bus to ...

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with his mother and her old ways of life.
Complications begin to arise after the reader has a good feel on who the characters are, which then leads to the climax of the story. Tension first arrives between Julian and his mother when Julian moves from sitting next to his mother, to a Negro man on the bus. O’Conner uses a good example on page 208, “ He stared at her, making his eyes the eyes of a stranger. He felt his tension suddenly lift as if he had openly declared war on her.” The reader feels the anger building in Julian’s mother beginning on page 209. It reads, “Her eyes retained their battered look. Her face seemed to be unnaturally red, as if her blood pressure had risen.” Complications continue when are third and fourth characters are introduced; a Negro woman and her little son. On page 210 proves this evident, “…suddenly she had sickened at some awful confrontation…the woman, in a sense, swapped sons…his ...

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Added: 9/22/2004 12:17:43 AM
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