Date of Award

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

English

First Advisor

Louis Leiter

First Committee Member

Charles Clerc

Second Committee Member

Arlen Hansen

Third Committee Member

Paul Witherington

Abstract

Throughout her fiction, Flannery O' Connor uses character reflections to present mirror analogues. The recurrence of these mirror analogues inspired me to look deeper into her fiction for analogues that might superficially appear to be unrelated and dissimilar. I found that in addition to her more obvious reflections there was another whole set of what I term reflectors that have the same function of pointing up traits or corresponding characteristics between characters by dwelling upon their dissimilarities. For the sake of convenience I have divided the mirror analogues in O'Connor's fiction into two categories: reflectors and reflections.

Pages

124

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