Prompt: Along with Flannery Oâ€™Connorâ€™s â€œA Good Man Is Hard to Find,â€ select another one of her â€œtraveling storiesâ€ in which one or more characters are traveling somewhere (or have in the past). Assuming that her traveling stories are symbolic of the wandering believer, compare and contrast three leading literary devices that Oâ€™Connor uses in the two stories to reveal this journey to redemption and grace.
Select your second Flannery Oâ€™Connor short story (primary source), and the literary elements that you will compare and contrast between the two stories. Then, create the thesis and plan of development for your research project essay, which must explicitly respond to the prompt that you have chosen from the two given options in “Prompts”. Your thesis and plan of development must also include the titles of the two Oâ€™Connor short stories that you will be comparing/contrasting and the literary elements that you will be comparing/contrasting. This step will help you focus your research, thereby undoubtedly saving you time in the researching process.