This Why Should You Read Flannery O’Connor? video also includes:
There is more to literature of the American South than Civil War battles and Scarlett O'Hara. A short video introduces viewers to the works of Flannery O'Connor and her world of unique characters that causes readers to consider the dark side of small town life.
- Have class members craft an argument essay on whether they would read works by Flannery O'Connor after watching the video
- Include in a study of women writers during Women's History Month in March
- Assign the linked essay to AP or college-level literature class, ask readers to formulate questions about the reading, and use these question to launch a discussion of the essay
- As part of the discussion of the grotesque in Southern literature, pair one of O'Connor's stories with a reading of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"
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