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Flannery OConnor is a very interesting writer She uses many special motifs in her writing One of the most important motifs she uses is that of ungrateful sons She creates several entertaining stories using this common human characteristic The motif of ungrateful sons is most evident in Everything That Rises Must Converge The Comforts of Home and The Enduring Chill In Everything That Rises Must Converge Julian would be a bum if it were not for his mom Julians mom could barely afford his college but she struggled financially and emotionally and got him a first rate education at a third rate college Julians mom could be living a lot more comfortably if she did not send Julian to college or if he was not living off of her Even after a college education Julian still cannot get employed Julian just lives in his moms house and takes advantage of her labor One would think that Julian would be thankful since his mom is taking care of him but instead he is ungrateful and does whatever he can to infuriate her Julian cannot even take her downtown on the bus for a reducing class at the Y Julian claims that he would be too embarrassed to do it That is not a valid excuse since most parents embarrass their children a lot worse than Julians mom does Julians mom needs to reduce her blood pressure for her own health but Julian seems unconcerned if his mother were to die early or not On the bus Julian does whatever he can just to infuriate his mother He has no reason to make her angry except that she is not as smart as he He wants to bring home a beautiful suspiciously Negroid woman and get a Negro Doctor for her just to anger her Julian sits next to Negroes on the bus and wants to teach his mother a lesson for no reason at all Even
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