It is astonishing how O’Connor depicts so much emotion in her writing; she is a faithful devout of Christianity. As well, there is a great deal of violence in her works since all of her stories end in death and tragedy. The personality of the characters in her stories provides the story itself, with life and entertainment. “In most good stories it is the character’s personality that creates the action of the story. In most of these stories, I feel that the writer has thought of some action and then scrounged up a character to perform it.” (1653) By no means, is O’Connor wicked she is simply trying to portray God in all of her works. The original sin, guilt, racism, and hypocrisy are all important aspects in her writings. As well, there exists a tremendous amount of spiritual symbolism hidden between the lines of the stories. Overall, Flannery O’Connor’s driving force is God.
O’Connor, Flannery. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” The Story and Its Writer. Ed. Ann Charters. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. 2011. 1043. Print.
O’ Connor, Flannery. “Good Country People.” The Story and Its Writer. Ed. Ann Charters. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.