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Volume 1 Issue 4

September 2014

Racial Prejudice in Flannery O’ Connor’s Short Story, “The Artificial Nigger”
Dr. Mallika Tripathi, 
Associate Professor & Head, 
Department of Humanities, 
Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology, 
Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India
Flannery O’ Connor was not much concerned about ‘Race Question’. But her parables overflow with race related themes. In her work, one can see that typical Southern attitudes are frequently revealed in casual comments or in passing allusions that betray entire systems of thought. It is quite explicit that stern moral vision and racism constituted an important theme of her stories. The present paper focuses on the theme of racism in “The Artificial Nigger” along with the critical analysis of its central characters and their journey from ignorance to self-realization.
Flannery O’ Connor; “The Artificial Nigger”; Epiphany; Journey; Racism.
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