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Wks and his degenerate fifteen year old daughter Lily Sabbath In an ironic malicious gesture of his own non faith and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawkes Hazel Motes founds The Church of God Without Christ but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God He meets Enoch Emery a young man w. Wise Blood is Flannery O'Connor's first book and it is a beautiful brutal work of art We are introduced to Hazel Motes on a train with his army issued duffel bag being annoying by the woman next to him on the train He is completely dislocated as we see in the first sentence Hazel Motes sat at a forward angle on the green plush train seat looking one minute at the window as if he might want to jump out of it and the next down the aisle at the end of the carHe is on the border between this life and some other death In his half sleep he though he was lying was like lying in a coffinWe would probably nowadays recognize him as a victim of PTSD but in this book he just seems eternally lost He refuses to communicate with the overly talkative Mrs Hitchcock in the train and instead gets obsessed with the black porter who claims to be from Chicago but whom Hazel believes is from his own hometown Eastrod He had previously visited there and discovered that his house was destroyed decayed obliterated and his mother and any other family or earthly attachment simply gone He goes to the city which turns out to be a dead end small town called Taulkinham where he meets the other primary characters in the story the blind preacher with his 15y old daughter Sabbath the listless and probably retarded if not insane Enoch and the shyster Hoover Shoats He immediately sees through the blind preacher's lack of belief and starts the Church Without Christ after buying a rat colored car completely unfit for the road The atmosphere in the novel is that of the religiously obsessive South and the language reminds one of O'Connor's primary influences William Faulkner Her uniue style is uieter than Faulkner's preferring to describe in detail the absurdities of life in the city and the completely erratic psyches of her characters The narrative frame shifts from Hazel to Sabbath to Enoch back and forth before settling on his forlorn landlady Mrs Flood Ultimately none of the characters really achieves salvation or relief in the bleakness of their lives One wonders however if Hazel gets some kind of enlightenment towards the end when he says If there's no bottom in your eyes they hold I think that Ms O'Connor was trying to show that in the insane acts of Hazel which include murder and his ultimate mimicry of the blind preacher that truth cannot be obtained by looking for it in others as both Enoch and Sabbath and Mrs Flood do with their devotion to Hazel at various times in the book but can only come from oneself As Mrs Flood observes at the end of the book She sat staring with her eyes shut into his eyes and felt as if she had finally got to the beginning of something she couldn't begin and she saw him moving farther and farther away father and farther into the darkness until he was the pin point of lightI read this book in high school and was blown away having been myself raised in a Southern religious atmosphere to a degree and found this second reading four decades later to be as illuminating and engrossing as I before O'Connor sadly did not write very much but what she did write contains a universe of sentiment and pain that is rarely evoked with such realism and as pitiless a gaze Highly recommended

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Wise BloodIth wise blood who leads him to a mummified holy child and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Hazel's existential struggles This tale of redemption retribution false prophets blindness blindings and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth century American fictio. Certainly the Blue Velvet in the literary realm Wise Blood has an OVERWHELMING SIMPLICITY that seems truly out of this world O'Connor expertly places all these annoying wind up toys near each other see them bump and grind and sometimes line up in a maniacal precision that repeats and repeats and what we get is a very complex nightmare almost hitting the true nerve of my personal champion of all literary categories Southern Goth It is true brethren to the Faulkner's masterpiece As I Lay Dying a true mesh of the best of Pynchon the most iconographic that is the silliest of Beckett er maybe Pinter why not the most macabre of Hawthorne but a true original by All rights PS The creepiness of the main I would label monolith that is the shriveled man in the MVSEVM is in itself ingenious I totally head over heels love it

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Free download ¶ Wise Blood ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ä Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel is a classic of twentieth century literature It is a story of Hazel Motes a twenty two year old caught in an unending struggle against his innate desperate faith He falls under the spell ofWise Blood Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel is a classic of twentieth century literature It is a story of Hazel Motes a twenty two year old caught in an unending struggle against his innate desperate faith He falls under the spell of a blind street preacher named Asa Ha. Hey kids It's time for a game of Choose Your Own Adventure Southern Gothic Literary Analysis Edition Please select from the following options1 You are a Christian bordering on Calvinist who wants metaphorical reassurance that you are a part of the spiritual elect and you want a real martyr of a sinner to guide you through the steps to grace Hazel Motes returns from the war to find that he has no one nothing and nowhere to turn In defiance he rejects the lord human nature a necessary step and starts his own church in an attempt to persuade people that sin is natural Jesus is a fictitious concept and that attempting to achieve grace and redemption through the conscious rejection of sin is basically a fool's errand Of course God has already selected Motes as a member of his posse so he eventually cannot help but crawl toward the most savage acts of masochism and self deprivation in order to achieve a thumbs up from his creator Thank God for mental illness2 You are an atheist who loves to explore the damaging effects that religion can have on society particularly underprivileged under educated and otherwise vulnerable individuals Hazel Motes returns from the war to find that he has no one nothing and nowhere to turn In defiance he rejects the lord finally and starts his own church in an attempt to explain to other brainwashed people that sin is natural Jesus is a fictitious concept and that attempting to achieve grace and redemption through the rejection of sin is in fact a fool's errand Of course Motes has been programmed from an early age to believe that god has already selected him as a member of his posse so he eventually foolishly depressingly cannot help but crawl toward the most savage acts of masochism and self deprivation in order to achieve a thumbs up from his supposed creator Thank god for ignorance Sheesus3 You are uncertain about religion but love to read books with a creepy religious undertone despicable characters rotting things decaying road signs illness degradation spiritual defeat handicaps boils suffering old fashion poverty stricken whorishness and a general David Finchery lens coloring and dinginess to everything within a nightmare carnival setting Hazel Motes has a shit life He lives in some oddly elouent alter ego of a Rob Zombie movie He turns to God and it works out Thank gawd for Flannery O’ConnorSide note This book is a ball crusher and not for the faint of heart I mean no matter how you spin it it is BLEAK Don't read it while experimenting with different anti depression medications or anything You’ve been warnedSide side note Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor should have made babies Lots of babiesSide side side note This is an extremely stripped down description of what’s going on in this book and in that right it is a bit unsure of itself the reviewcertainly not the book I fully acknowledge that I am not doing ole’ Flanny flan justice and for that I’m sorry I’m on my break and out of time More later