Name: Tutor: Course: Date: The significance of the Bull in Symbolizing the Incarnation of Jesus Christ Each author has a unique way of passing the information to his/her intended audience. In the short story “Greenleaf” O’Connor employs symbolism to draw the attention of the reader to this story which is a moral allegory. One of the common symbols that O’Connor uses in this story is the bull. In more than one way the author has brought out the role of the bull to symbolize the incarnation of Jesus Christ. However given that different readers get varying interpretations of the symbols in the story there are those who criticize this interpretation. Some of them argue that the bull represents masculinity while others argue it represents the social class. Accordingly this paper will disapprove both claims and argue that the presence of the bull in the story is used symbolically to represent used the bull to symbolize the incarnation of Christ. The description of the bull the rejection faced by the bull and the moment of grace at the end of the story are some of the strong symbols of the incarnation of Christ. Accordingly the claim that the bull represents masculinity is overruled by the description of the bull that depicts it as a calm animal; lacking masculinity traits. Also the claims that the bull symbolizes class is overruled by the fact that the bull does not seem to have a similar effect on all the members of Mrs. May’s family even though they all belong to the same social class. Further the bull’s attention on Mrs. May depicts a personal rather than a social relationship. Therefore there is no doubt that the bull symbolizes the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Works Cited O’Connor Flannery. “Greenleaf” The Complete Stories. Pp. 320-342. [...]
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