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Parker's Back

In Flannery O'Connor's short story Parker's Back, the reader is introduced to both Parker and his wife, Sarah Ruth, in the first sentences: Parker’s wife was sitting on the front porch floor,...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019 5:44 pm UTC

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Parker's Back

An interesting thesis for O'Connor's "Parker's Back" is that the writer dramatizes in the story the heresy (for Catholics) "which denies Our Lord corporeal substance," in the words of Caroline...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2015 7:19 pm UTC

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Parker's Back

Parker's wife doesn't much care for his extensive collection of body art. But Parker's sure that the deeply devout Sarah Ruth is going to love his latest tattoo: a large picture of Christ on his...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020 12:30 pm UTC

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Parker's Back

Being that a simile is usually a direct comparison between two things using 'like' or 'as', we can go to "It was as if a blind boy..." The precedent to the pronoun 'It' is the "peculiar unease...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2015 9:52 pm UTC

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Parker's Back

Parker has been fascinated with tattoos ever since he saw a strongman at the fairground when he was fourteen. The strongman was covered from head to toe in tattoos, except for the lower part of his...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 8:06 am UTC

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Parker's Back

Sarah Ruth is a flat character as she remains religious, unattractive and uninterested in frivolities throughout the story. When Parker first meets her, he observes that he wouldn’t want anything...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2018 3:08 pm UTC

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