Handkerchiefs, items so essential that they became synonymous with Victorian Era damsels, Wild West cowboys, dapperly dressed gentleman, and the 1950s woman, have made a significant cultural impact across history. In 2000 B.C.E. Egypt, high ranking members of society demonstrated their elevated status through the use of handheld bleached white linen cloths. A millenia later,… Read more
Flannery grew up in a turbulent world, graduating from high school during World War II. Although America was less affected than other parts of the world by this global tragedy, the turmoil and upheaval of her younger years shines through in much of O’Connor’s writing. One story, “The Displaced Person,” deals very heavily with the… Read more
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