Flannery O'Connor was born into a Southern Catholic home in Savannah, Georgia. " The spiritual heritage of the region profoundly shaped [her] writing..." (kirjasto 1), and is clearly seen in most of her works. " Revelation" and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," both encompass religious theme that reflects both the tragedy and brutality of life. In O' Conner's two short stories, there are a number of examples that illustrate the religious philosophies of the two main characters. Mrs. Turpin and the grandmother show the reader how your beliefs can lead you to different pathways.
In these readings both of the main characters consider them selves good women . Unfortunately, the road to Hell is paved with good intention.
Connor's leading women have been molded and patterned after her own mother who came from a prominent family in Georgia. She would have been instructed in very subtle ways on the hierarchy and pecking order of those in her community.
This, however, is totally contradictory to the Christian belief that the first shall be the last and the least shall be the greatest. In " Revelation" Mrs. Turpin dreams about Jesus giving her a choice: " You can be a nigger or white trash" (Revelation 412). In return she would reply that neither would be to her liking and that she would rather not be born. "She would have wiggled and squirmed and begged and pleaded but it would have been no use and finally she would have said, 'All right, make me a nigger then- but that don't mean a trashy one.'" (Revelation 412).
In "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" the grandmother is caught up in the religious view that our goodness comes from structure. She constantly comments that good people come from good...