"Everything That Rises Must Converge" is a short story by Flannery O’Connor that was first published in 1963. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Julian, and important quotes.


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See a complete list of the characters in "Everything That Rises Must Converge" and in-depth analyses of Julian and Julian’s mother.

Literary Devices

Here's where you will find analysis of the key literary devices in "Everything That Rises Must Converge."


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Deeper Study

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