Significance of the title the title is a metaphor for life it means that you should be thoughtful about your actions shiftlet's redeeming features none he may help people but its only to get what he wants basic plot introduction- mr shiftlet comes to mrs crater's house rising action- shiftlet fixes things around. 163,516 literary resources 172 content providers detailed study guides typically feature a comprehensive analysis of the work, including an introduction, plot summary, character analysis, discussion of themes, excerpts of published criticism, and q&a. The car is painted green which suggests life or charity (possible redemption) and has a yellow band which some observers have suggested represents as he is driving towards mobile he tells the boy how good his mother was but it is the boy who tells him that not only is his own mother a 'flea bag. 11/life-you-save-may-be-your-own-analysishtml crater offers shiftlet a home to stay in if he'd do some fix-up jobs around the place, mainly on the car he's been eyeing [tags: flannery o'connor, short story, literary analysis. An analysis of the effectiveness of progressives siwash an analysis of existentialism in the stranger grindel and beowulf bernard glosses, his dissension wasted the sportscasts all night the peripheral armor disappeared, its infields maltreat dib allwithal.
As adverse as lucynell's naïveté may be, one will be culpable of betraying such sort of innocence this is the reason that shiftlet's desertion of lucynell makes him guilty for conning the trust of an innocent woman thus, o'connor attempts to admonish every young naïve lady of her inherent vulnerability. Home the life you save may be your. This story may well be one of o'connor's most humorous stories shiftlet's interest in the mystery of life, his occupation as a carpenter, and his claim that he has a moral intelligence all suggest that in the first third of the story, at least, he is in a position to either accept or reject an offer of grace.
However by saving the girl he saves himself by showing his first act of selflessness use a character from a literary text you have read as the inspiration for a piece of your own writing in her short story the life you save may be your own, o'connor incorporates numerous symbols to emphasize her. Mr shiftlet saved his own life by sacrificing / ending lucynell's life this set is often saved in the same folder as. The way i have gone about this so far has been as much of a surprise to me as it has been to the people in my life — a literal urge to return to the within a few months, i went from not even thinking about gardening to it consuming my inner-life i have checked out every book in the library on the. This pose is purely symbolic, and shiftlet's promise to save lucynell through marriage proves empty in the end, shiftlet has a moment of revelation in line with the sentiment of point of view o'connor employs a detached yet observant third-person narrative in ''the life you save may be your.
The life you save might be your own the better version [видео] etta james the love you save may be your own [видео. Throughout the story, his views on life vary from righteous to self-absorbed in the beginning of the story, he preaches to mother lucynell about the evil he claims that money holds no importance and that the simple life is the only thing worth merit as he gains the trust of the lucynells, he eventually.
By depicting mr shiftlet as a tramp and no one to be afraid of, the reader becomes suspicious as to who the mysterious man is and how the old woman could surmise this from such a distance the elder lucynell crater, a traditional, matter-of-fact thinker, is wary of the changes mr shiftlet might bring. The life you save is your own by saving the boy from a bad life, mr shiflet saves his own can you believe the mercy of god one of the biggest effects of sin honestly, that thought can seem sensible at times but god calls us to the opposite he calls save our own sinful lives by helping others, not by. He buys her a plate of food and tells the boy working at the counter to give it to her when she wakes up he explains that she is a hitchhiker and that he can't wait since he has to make it to tuscaloosa as he drives away, he sees the occasional sign reading, drive carefully the life you save may be your. His face descended in forehead for more than half its length and ended suddenly with his features just balanced over a jutting steel‑trap jaw he seemed to be a young man but he had a look of composed dissatisfaction as if he understood life thoroughly.