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Flannery O'Connor Group

"'Nobody with a good car needs to be justified'" (64).
Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood (1952)


Responses to Path 2 prompts should deliver a structured, narrow argument in only 400-500 words, one you publish on Blackboard by 11:59 p.m. on Friday. Arguments should evince creativity and organization, support their claims with detailed evidence ( incl. page citations), and show signs of careful revision. Remember too that whether I happen to agree or not with your thesis matters little, as long as it is sufficiently supported and logically, persuasively rendered.

Some of the strongest essays will incorporate ideas from path 2 essays written by your peers and/or pertinent path 1 discussions and topics, though neither is required.

Week Four: Wise Blood (1952), chps 1-8

Week Five: Wise Blood, chps 9-14

Peacock and Peacock Butterfly
1928 Essex Sedan

Dr. Paul Marchbanks