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Flannery O'Connor had a way of writing irony. She, like other southern writers like Warren, Faulkner, and Clancy, understood that Southern relations are rarely only about authority or correctness - they are about ironic structure, which may raise issues of authority or correctness, but exists as a distinctive ptolemaic of the Southern mind. The Barber By:Flannery O'Connor Loss and exile is demonstrated in the story when Rayber realizes he has convinced no one to vote for Darmon, he then feels at a loss because he thought his speech was very good. Also it shows that Rayber thought that his morality would trump.

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Flannery O'Connor Timeline. March 25, Mary Flannery born to Edward Francis and Regina O'Connor in Savannah, Georgia. Pathe News films O'Connor and her chicken she had taught to walk backwards. O'Connor moves to Milledgeville with her family and attended Peabody Girls High School, Milledgeville, Georgia. Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1925. A devoted Catholic, she lived most of her life on a farm in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she raised peacocks and wrote. She was the author of two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away; thirty-one short stories; and numerous essays and reviews. When she died at the age of.

A Tale of Tongue and Pen: Orality and Literacy in 'The Barber'
Vol. 22 (1993-94), pp. 25-44 (20 pages)
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This is one of O’Connor’s earliest short stories, and it is centered around an old man referred to throughout the story as “Old Dudley.” He is currently living in New York City with his daughter and her family, but he reminisces about his lifelong home in the South–“Coa County” to be exact, which is presumably a fictional place in Georgia. This story focuses a great deal on two of the motifs that are often present in O’Connor’s works: racism and the city as a symbol of progression.

Old Dudley constantly refers to a black man named Rabie back in Coa County, whom he would fish and hunt birds with. This sounds great, except for the fact that he only enjoyed Rabie’s company so much due to his submissiveness. Old Dudley likes blacks as long as they aren’t “Yankee niggers,” which essentially refers to blacks in the city who don’t “know” that they’re inferior to whites. This is the case with Old Dudley’s new neighbor.

When Old Dudley first sees the black man with the “pin-stripe suit … and shiny tan [shoes],” Dudley honestly thinks he is being hired as a servant. It’s not until his daughter yells at him and explains that the well-dressed man is renting the apartment that he realizes how out of place he really is. And when Old Dudley falls on the steps and needs assistance, guess who is the only person around to help?

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Realizing that times are changing, and having to swallow the knowledge that the fancy black man viewed Old Dudley as the childlike, submissive one, in contrast to the relationship that had existed between him and Rabie, Old Dudley is brought to tears. Not because he is remorseful, but because he cannot adjust to the ways of city life. This kind of progression is not what he signed up for.

The city–New York City, in this case–is a symbol of racial progress. The comparisons between blacks in Coa County and New York City highlight the types of racial biases and prejudices that plagued the country, but especially the South, during the time this story was written. O’Connor confronts the issues of immorality by making the main character, Old Dudley, a bigot who is oblivious to his own moral shortcomings.

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The story ends with Old Dudley stuck sitting in his room with nothing to do but stare out into a place where he does not belong. Poetic justice.

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