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Everything That Rises Must Converge In the story Everything That Rises Must Converge Flannery OConner 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 Julians 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 ourselves This allows the reader to assume that Julians mother is prejudice and was most likely raised in that time era A good example OConner uses to explain Julian is found on page 208 It states Most miraculous of all instead of being blinded by love for her as she was for him he had cut himself emotionally free of her and could see her with complete objectivity He was not dominated by his mother It is safe to assume Julian is a depressed son who is perturbed 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 OConner 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 Julians 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
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