A Lesson in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Vol: 6, Issue: 1

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Parker, Lisa
Flannery O'Connor; The Violent Bear It Away; English Language and Literature
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Flannery O'Connor's second novel, The Violent Bear It Away, revolves around a young boy named Tarwater. Throughout the novel, Tarwater struggles to choose between the old domineering ways of his backwoods, ignorant, great-uncle Mason Tarwater, and the more modern ideology of his city dwelling, well educated, uncle George Rayber.