Revelation by Flannery O'Connor
Sunday, July 19, in the Faith & Literature Class, we will be discussing Revelation by Flannery O'Connor. A pdf of the short story is attached, and I encourage you to read it before our discussion with one READER ADVISORY: the story contains numerous uses of the n-word, which some readers may and should find offensive. As part of our discussion, we will talk about why O’Connor places that word in the mind and mouth of this particular character, how the word functions in the arc of the narrative, and, in O’Connor’s words, “the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it.” I hope we can have a respectful, informed, and ultimately enlightening discussion of the spiritual insights the story offers.
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