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In all three of the stories A Good Man Is Hard to Find Revelation and Everything That Rises Must Converge the main character is a southern woman Julians mother from Everything That Rises Must Converge the grandmother from A Good Man is Hard To Find and Mrs Turpin from Revelation all share one common characteristic they are all racists who have to deal with some kind of inner conflict at the end of each story Although only one is still alive at the end of the story Mrs Turpin they all are dead There are differences also While Julians mother knows her true feelings and is totally fine with them Mrs Trupin does not see herself as racist At the beginning of her story Mrs Trupin actually believes that she would rather be a Negro than white trash but in the end she reveals to herself that she has believed Negroes to be inferior Another difference is between how they are forced to deal with their bigotry While Julians mother and Mrs Trupin come to terms voluntarily the grandmother has to be held at gunpoint to deal with her racism At first the only reason the grandmother thinks badly of her ways is to save her own life and that starts a further realization of whom she really is That is why what the Misfit says is so important She would have been a good women if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life She would have been nicer and more open minded if she would have actually thought about her opinions Flannery OConner also shows the characters thinking of themselves as perfect at first better than anyone else Julians mother thinks she is better than the people who ride the bus and finds it a disgrace that she must ride it The grandmother thinks she is somewhat special because she is an old lady and therefore no one
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