Create a 6 page essay paper that discusses Literature Comparison.
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The girl Joy-Hulga, with a wooden leg was deceived by a bible seller who seemed to a good country man but actually loved collecting artificial body parts of people. The story tells about what people look and what they actually are.
This paper compares and contrasts the theme portrayed in the two stories of Flannery O’Connor. The paper firstly compares the two themes and then presents the contrasting basis of comparison between the themes depicted in the two stories. The similarities that have been found through the comparison in the themes of the two stories are also then discussed. The basic themes although are in a way the similar, but there do exist contrasting depictions of the themes of both the stories. This is because from a single story, a number of themes can be depicted.
The basic theme that comes out of both the stories is that people often think that they know themselves and what they know is the righteous and what other people believe in and know is completely wrong. They think they are the ones with the most prestige and good mind. But in actual, what the reality is is totally different from what they think and believe in. Thus, they don’t believe in reality and live in their own shells of thoughts and beliefs. This was the case of Julian’s mother in “Everything That Rises Must Converge” and also it was the case with Joy-Hulga in “Good Country People”.
The theme that was presented in “Everything That Rises Must Converge” was in a way conflicting with that of “Good Country People” from the aspect that in the later the theme was that there are very less people who are good and the good or bad people know in themselves what they actually are. as Mrs. Hopewell knew what she is and she was one of the good country people but the bible seller pretended to be a good country men but in actual he was not what he was pretending to be and he knew what he actually is. The later one is conflicting with the theme of the former in which Julian’s mother thought she knew what she is but actually she didn’t know what the reality is and what she is now. Thus from this aspect the theme presented in both the stories is totally different from each other.
The theme presented in the story “Everything That Rises Must Converge” also included the superiority complex that people have and the color and race differences that are present in the minds of people. These differences come from their great ancestors who considered the black inferior and whites were considered from a prestigious class. The factor of discrimination was present in the story.