Everything That Rises Must Converge Questions and Answers
by Flannery O’Connor

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What are the main themes and quotes that are used to help support the story?

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In "Everything That Rises Must Converge," Flannery O'Connor explores the phenomenon of generational change in attitudes toward race in the South. Julian likes to think of himself as unbigoted, in contrast to his mother, who believes that blacks have the right to rise in society, but "on their own side of the fence." In other words, Mrs. Chestny believes that the South should remain segregated so that she does not have to share her world with African Americans. If not a complete...

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