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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041207.

An Analysis of Flannery O’Connor’s Salvation Thoughts in A Good Man Is Hard to Find


Xiao Li

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Xiao Li

Foreign Studies College, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China


Flannery O’Connor is one of the greatest writers in American South, and her works are full of religious traditions and southern literary flavor. A Good Man Is Hard to Find is the representative one among all her works. In this work, Flannery O’Connor explores religious thirst, spiritual ballast, rational knowledge, crisis in belief and other themes, which are thought-provoking. This thesis starts with the basic content and research situation of A Good Man Is Hard to Find, explaining the origin of her religious belief, analyzing the characters’ confusion and struggles, revealing the social reality in the United States, and discussing the way to salvation.


Salvation thoughts, Spiritual crisis, Sin

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Xiao Li. An Analysis of Flannery O’Connor’s Salvation Thoughts in A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 12: 32-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041207.


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