Everything That Rises Must Converge
How we cite our quotes:
He walked along, saturated in depression, as if in the midst of his martyrdom he had lost his faith. (10)
We don't know about you, but we think Julian is about as close to martyrdom as he is to Venice. To make matters worse, he blames everything on his mother.
"They were in reduced circumstances," she said, "but reduced or not, they never forgot who they were." (30)
Oh, hey, we just noticed this: Julian's family is in "reduced" circumstances, and his mom has to go to a "reducing" class. Is O'Connor saying something about the twentieth century? The 1960s? White America?