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EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE On the surface, "Everything That Rises Must Converge" appears to be a simple story. Finally, it seems, O'Connor has written a story which we can easily read and understand without having to struggle with abstract religious symbolism. Mrs. " Because she condescendingly offers a new penny to a small black child, she is, from the point of view of her son, Julian, punished with the much deserved humiliation of being struck by the child's mountainous black mother.
Anywhere or introduce . . " In contrast, Mrs. Hopewell is deeply ashamed of Hulga's name, the way she dresses, and her behavior. Hulga's own attitude toward the two Freeman girls is one of repulsion. She calls them "Glycerin" and "Caramel" (oily and sticky sweet). Mrs. " As a result of Mrs. Hopewell's failure to understand Hulga, Hulga withdraws; she decides not to attempt any meaningful relationship with her mother. We see this withdrawal particularly in a scene in which her mother has just uttered a series of her favorite, ever-ready platitudes, and O'Connor focuses on Hulga's eyes.
In her earlier stories, the religious content, while unquestionably present, generally tends to be covert. Even in those stories where the religious element is most obvious, the reader is given an option which allows him to explain the events of the story on a purely secular basis. Harry, in "The River," can be seen as a young boy whose premature death is brought on by a group of religious freaks and fanatics. In a story called "The Enduring Chill," Asbury Fox's vision of the Holy Ghost descending upon him may be explained as a delusion brought on by the fever from which he is suffering.
A Song for Lya by George R. R. Martin, Cory Ench, Catska Ench