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Flannery O'Connor Group

"'He told himself that he was indifferent even to his own dissolution" (454).
Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away (1960)


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 Six: The Violent Bear It Away (1960), chps 1-4

Week Seven: The Violent Bear It Away (1960), chps 5-12

Peacock and Peacock Butterfly
I.Q. Chart

Dr. Paul Marchbanks