Choose three or four characters from Catís Cradle and Good Country People and discuss them in terms of existentialism and nihilism?
In both Catís Cradle by Kurt Vonegut and Good Country People by Flannery OíConnor the authors show how a character is corrupted and changed from an existentialist to a nihilist. The existentialist ends up losing their faith in life, and is left believing in nothing. They then turn to being nihilist
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really donít have anything but have faith. These two characters exist independently of each other and represent an Existentialist being one step away from a Nihilist.
In Catís Cradle Newt Hoeniker coexists with Julian Castle. This shows both the existentialist and nihilist independent from each other. In Good Country People Hulga interacts with Manly Porter. This interaction shows the clash between Existentialism and Nihilism, and may foreshadow an existentialist changing into a nihilist.