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Author Flannery OConnor was born in Savannah Georgia on March 25 1925She was born and raised Catholic facts that defined her personal faith and helped shape her independent and ironic take on life According to our textbook OConnors fiction grapples with living a spiritual life in a secular world318 Her novels and stories all involve the theme of religion and questions about spirituality In fact in many of her stories the main character questions his or her own faith or undergoes a major revelatory change This essay starts of asking the question does the main character in OConnors short story Revelation undergo an actual revelation And answers that question with a resounding no At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Mrs Turpin a loud racist southern landowner She believes that there are classes of people and blacks for example are below homeowners but above white trash She does not however consider herself racist This is a dangerous characteristic to have She claims to treat blacks well but she refers to them as niggers and clearly states that she is above them Mrs Turpin is grateful to be a superior white landowner who is above the white trash in the waiting room and the black helpers on her farm She is repulsively guilty of pride and obsessed with status and property She believes you have to have certain things before you can know certain things344 Her revelation is brought on by an unattractive yet well educated young woman in a doctors office Mary Grace ends up throwing a book at Mrs Turpin because of her frustration with the womans ignorance After Mrs Turpin gets knocked upside the head she looks at Mary Grace expecting God to talk to her and she is told that she is a wart hog Mrs Turpin still thinking this is a message from God is quite confused by it She doesnt know where it came from
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