Everything That Rises Must Converge – Point of View

By using slightly modified omniscient point-of -view narrative technique, O’Connor moves back and forth, more precisely in and out of Julian’s mind to create a rippling effect on the readers. She reports the incident both as an outsider and as reflected from Julian’s consciousness. The very essence of Julian’s ‘mental bubble’ where he ‘could see out and judge’ gives us Julian’s reaction to the things and the author intervenes only when she requires to exert something or comment specifically. As we see things from Julian’s point of view primarily, it is easier to misjudge his mother. To assume that her behavior only conceals hatred for Blacks is a mistake loosely made by the readers.

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