To make up for your mistakes, right your wrongs. Though Crater marries Lucynell and there is still a possibility of redemption or atonement, he abandons her and the idea of atonement in The Hot Spot restaurant and in essence Mrs Crater is selling her daughter to Shiftlet. This lack of food has been caused by high prices of food and high demand of food, both of which… 1122 Words 5 Pages What if you were given a chance to start over and do things differently? Crater, he abandons Lucynell for the belief that a car would fulfill his needs. The use of imagery is seen when the boy describes her as an angle from Gawd. Blue, the color of her dress when we first see her, and of her eyes, is associated with heaven and heavenly love and has become the traditional color associated with the Virgin Mary in Christian art. He is what is rotten in the world and the impending thunder is a symbol of his missed opportunity for redemption.
But he chooses to continue wandering and abandons Lucynell who represents atonement. The imagery is generally comedic and grotesque, which expresses the notion that God works in mysterious ways. Countless people in this world face this devastating fear every day of their life due to their lack of food. Her experiences was her motivation and aspiration to save more future, mold more hearts and grant more dreams. Man, having free will, may, however, choose not to act on this new insight.
Shiftlet hadn't cried in years, and now his eyes were overflowing with all the pain that he had kept inside of him for so long. He later picks up a hitchhiker, though, and expresses, indirectly, his regret in this choice. Even if I have to kill a dog to save a stranger I would do it. Shiftlet makes an anguished plea to God to take him away. O'Connor's deep perspective is evident in the way she inflicts ruthless challenges to the characters in the story.
In her short story The Life You Save May Be Your Own, O'Connor incorporates numerous symbols to emphasize her theme. This essay is based on the short story about Mr. Shiftlet the main character thinks of himself as a real man who has no flaws. So you are thinking about getting a loan that is based on the equity you have in your home. This type of story telling would seem typical to me for girls in an office setting. The carpenter occupation, the crooked cross in the sun, raising the car from the dead; all of these references suggest Shiftlet is a good character who is capable of redemption 4.
Some of O'Connor's humor is similar, at least in part, to the tradition of such Old Southwest humorists 1835-1860 as Johnson J. The same theme that people do what is legal whether it is disregarding others or not plays a role in both pieces. A sign warning about driving. Solzhenitsyn speaks on the topic of Humanism. Ahead of him in the distance, he could faintly see a figure. The car is important for another reason.
A storm cloud descends and it starts to rain as Tom Shiftlet continues to drive toward Mobile. Lucynell was a key player in this story because she was Mrs. Her innocence is all that the Mr. You'll need to start fresh; learn how to save money, find your own apartment or house, pay your own utility bills, etc. As he gains the trust of the Lucynells, he eventually marries the deaf daughter, Lucynell.
Shiftlet is delighted to be able to sleep in the car, commenting to Mrs. He hangs around the house, fixing things and even teaching Lucynell to speak. Lucynell Crater is the retarded daughter of Mrs. Shiftlet suggests he is a sketchy character or that he will change. Tom Shiftlet, a wandering one-armed man, approaches them and comments on the beautiful sunset. Shiftlet continues ingratiating himself and teaching Lucynell some aspect of life, as well as performing some duties for her by repairing the roof of the house.
These character identities are often what bring about the end of a character in a story, the demise or the survival. Everyone has there own definition of a hero. It makes one stop and think about how they may have acted in the situations presented in the stories and it gives them insight as to what could result from it. His choice is further depicted to the real stand in the lat parts of the story as the story articulate that he cut from the sun and forges forward with Mrs. They did show their friends what they built and how they built it, and the story of them building it together. This is a very immoral decision because her duty as a mother is first and most importantly to take care of and protect her child.