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I had already heard of O'Connor a bit in another class, but it was unexpected to know that here first book was "Wise Blood" and she was a Southern Gothic kind of writer. The Section they used in the end was well done, very moving and intriguing at the same time. They could have stood to put a little more into the presentation, both in actual content and just giving more of a punch so your not just sitting there listing to two people talk. If I had to ask any questions, it's that, if "Wise Blood" was her first work, what was her best work. To that end I may or may not pursue knowing more about her, if only because we talked about her in another class of mine already.
I had never knew anything about Flannery O' Connor. I was surprised that she would write about things like murder when she was a catholic herself . I think you guys did very well at describing the stories that she wrote. wish you guys would have went into more depth about her disease. I feel like that had to have impacted her life and her writing career. I would like to read more of her work because I think it would be interesting to read some of the subjects that she explores considering her faith.
Flannery O'Connor has always been a writer that I love to read. You did a good job describing her work and the whole "Southern Gothic" style, but I wish you guys had gone further into her life. I didn't even know she had a disease. I also would have liked to explore how her work is "non-conventional." I think I need to read more from her, though. It's dark. I like it.
I've heard of Flannery O'Connor, but I don't think I have ever read anything by her. I liked how you explained her style and how different it is from other writers. I also liked knowing the criticisms people have about her work. It was interesting to not hear just good praise from others. I think that makes her work even more exciting to read because a lot of people had strong feelings about it. I like reading dark stories, so I probably will read some of her work. I would have liked to know how her disease affected her writing though.
I'll admit that I didn't know who Flannery was before this class, but I do like reading Southern Gothic as well. It was fun to learn how she got her start and that a lot of the people in the church weren't too thrilled about her unconventional ways of writing. The excerpt that you handed out makes me want to read the rest of it and find out who the woman was and how the son killed his mom, even if it was on accident. I wish we could have heard more about her polio because I wonder if that had any impact on her writing as well.
Flannery was new to me! The story you explained was very creepy and weird, which I can dig sometimes so maybe I will explore further. The peacock fact is really interesting!
I thought it was really interesting when you said not many people like the language she used. I think it would be cool to explore her work further in depth because I think that's why authors stand out to me is because their different. I really admire that about her. I feel like there was a lack of background information, but maybe I was just really curious about her because she seemed like an interesting person and I wonder if her background story had something to do with her writing? Just a thought. Overall, good job!
I think I've read O'Conner before, but I don't remember when or what it was. It's interesting to see writers who are shunned from society, like Flannery was by the church. It seems that often people dislike what they don't understand, and writers are rarely understood. Try to make your PowerPoint so you aren't just reading them.
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