Everything That Rises Must Converge
In the story, “Everything That Rises Must Converge”; Flannery O’Conner uses a number of devices to make an organized plot. Causality, repetition, and structure all contribute in making the plot interesting.
The exposition consumes the beginning of the story. This is important because it gives the reader a better understanding of the characters, and sets tones for causality. Being introduced first is Julian’s mother. Her attitude and actions
showed first 75 words of 839 total
showed last 75 words of 839 total
Julian’s mother owns. Not only does the hat have great significance but also it appears continuously throughout the story.
It can be assumed that Flannery O’Conner had an important message that he wanted his readers to pick up on. O’Conner used a mother/son relationship so that readers could relate to the story better. But the main point that is intended is simply; don’t judge others until you have judged yourself.