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Everything That Rises Must Converge

Everything That Rises Must Converge


by Flannery O'Connor

 Table of Contents

Everything That Rises Must Converge Characters

Meet the Cast

Julian Chestny

Like so many recent college grads, Julian isn't ecstatic to be back home living with his mother. And, like a lot of college grads, he's pretty sure he knows a thing or two that she doesn't.Know-It-...

Julian's Mother

The Number One thing you need to know about Julian's mother: the entire story is written from Julian's perspective, so we never get an objective look at her—despite that fact that he claims to be...


What's the best way to melt even the most racist of hearts? Why, a cute little kid of course! Carver, for all his adorable 4-year-old ways (he's dressed in a suit and a hat with a feather … c'mon...

Carver's Mother

Carver's mother is similar to Julian's mother, and not just in her fashion sense. She, too, seems to think that blacks and whites should stay on their own sides of the fence, and gets upset when Ca...

The Well-Dressed Black Man

This guy walks on the bus and … proceeds to ignore everyone around him. (Probably a good idea.) We may not know much about him, but we do learn a lot about Julian. Because he's well-dressed and c...

The Woman with the Protruding teeth

Julian's mother sits next to this woman on the bus. All we know about her is that she has protruding teeth and long yellow hair—and that she has a son, she's probably racist, and she's definitely...

The Woman with the Red-and-White Canvas Shoes

Although she gets less attention than the woman with the protruding teeth, this lady is quite opinionated. When Julian's mother mentions that they have the bus to themselves (without black passenge...
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