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What is a character comparison for Julian and his mother in "Everything That Rises Must Converge"?

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In Flannery O'Connor 's tragic tale of Julian and his mother, Julian is characterized as arrogant, unthinking, selfish, lacking in sympathy, unappreciative and hatefully unkind. In a world in which his elderly mother began life in another era, Julian demands that her views match his college education fostered views. In college, Julian only learned to assert the "right" view without learning to give thought to the radical nature of social change for people reared in...

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