what few Christian writers have ever achieved: a type of writing that stands up on both literary and the religious grounds, and succeeds in doing justice to both. In a letter written to Winifred McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor writes, "There is a moment in every great story in which the presence of grace can be felt as it waits to be accepted or rejected, even though the reader may not recognize this moment.". They are there as reminders of the presence of the unseen, mysterious God. Young Flannery attended. He is also only hours away from becoming a father, a physical manifestation of his virility and manhood. Grimshaw, James., The Flannery O'Connor Companion, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1981. Other philosophers who influenced the thought and writing of Flannery O'Connor include Sartre, Pascal, Merton, as well as theologians Saint Augustine, Saint Ignatius Loyola, and Saint Thomas Aquinas. Only an overt act of domination like this could satisfy someone of Stanley's temperament.
Grimshaw,., The Flannery O'Connor Companion,. And Blanche is not completely unwilling, she has her own desires that draw her to Stanley, like a moth to the light, a light she avoids, even hates, yet yearns for. He has discovered details of Blanche's past that discredit her in Stella's eyes as well as putting an end to a potential marriage between Blanche and his friend. It is interesting that neither Blanche nor Stanley seriously seem to consider Stella as Scene Ten reaches a climax.
A first reader of Scene Ten of the play might conclude that sex between Stanley and Blanche seems out of place. It might not ring true given the preceding circumstances. New Balance, wind X-treme, x-socks, alimentation, overstim's. Vincent's Grammar School and Sacred Heart Parochial School. She wants a cultured man but is often subconsciously attracted to strong, basic male characters, no doubt a reflexive response since her marriage with a cultured, sensitive man ended in disaster. With a wooden leg who changes her name to Hulga because it sounds uglier Sheppard, old Tanner, the list goes. The key is to create a situation that defies "any neat allegory that might have been intended or any pat moral categories a reader could make. One senses that her perception of her real self as opposed to her ideal self has been increasingly blurred over the years until it is sometimes difficult for her to tell the difference. The Stranger ; O'Connor's imagination appears a barren, godless plane of meaninglessness, punctuated by pockets of random, mindless cruelty. Veering our critical analysis back to Christianity, let us examine how such fundamental concepts as compassion, mystery, and anagogy are handled in O'Connor. The kind of hazy compassion demanded of the writer now makes it difficult to be anti-anything. He closed his eyes and thought: I won't have to look at it for many more days.