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Flannery OConnors use of the protagonist in the three stories Everything That Rises Must Converge A Good Man is Hard to Find and Revelation are all expressed through characters that do not fit the typical protagonist mold As you will see the three protagonists have many similarities Mrs Turpin and Julians mothers similarities are out in the open and easy to recognize On the other hand the grandmothers similarities are more subdued but she does share them with the other women There are many commonalties between the protagonists in the stories by Flannery OConnor First physically they are all elderly women All three are mothers of boys Another likeness is the women and their sheer physical presence In Everything Rises Must Converge Julians mother walks on the bus and immediately begins to control the conversation People seem to feed off her commentaries These commentaries are usually on the basis of racism As she states when she notices that there are no black people on the bus I see we have the bus to ourselvesp344 Mrs Turpin is almost the exact same way as Julians mother The only difference between the two is that Mrs Turpin was waiting in a doctors office She too seems like she is the one who is in command of the conversation The same holds true for the grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find She continues a conversation with a man that is has murdered her family and threatening to murder her Through the use of dialog these three women also control the man in each of their stories Julians mother tries to control her sons life Her son still lives at home and put him through school Mrs Turpins husband is held silent for just about the entire story -1- She orders him around and tells him to sit down The grandmother too controls her son when she convinces him to go down the dirt path
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