Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Wise Blood Hazel Motes Hazel Motes is a young man from Flannery O’ Connor, in Wise Blood, who I considerably believe him to be naive, because of his innocent, ignorant, and impulsive behavior as seen throughout the book. His innocence is shown through the way he talks to Mrs. Watts and Sabbath, as both of them approach him in a sexual manner, and Hazel and his innocent mind doesn’t know how to continue with their devious ways. Hazels ignorant against Jesus, that even if he existed and had him in front of him, he still would refuse to believe. The Church Without Christ” is Hazels own church, which he preaches of on the streets, with impulsiveness and intensity amongst anyone who listens, and hears his preach on Jesus being a liar. Hazel is naive because of his ignorant attitude in Wise Blood by Flannery O’ Connor. “Do you think I believe in Jesus? ” … “Well I wouldn’t even if He existed. Even if He was on this train. ” (pg7) Nobody seems to be impressed by the power of his words. Hazel speaks to Mrs. Hitchcock in the train letting her know that, he would never want to be redeemed; “If you’ve been redeemed, then I wouldn’t want to be. (pg7) Hazel he is someone who dares to dream but shows no remorse towards the faith and belief that other people may have upon Jesus. His ignorant attitude is always against God, but ironically shows remorse with the hope he might receive some kind of sign as he walks with stones in his shoes. Hazel’s impulsive behavior increased, as he spoke of his new church. “I’m going to preach whoever’ll listen at whatever place. I’m going to preach there was no Fall because there was nothing to fall from and no Redemption because there was no Fall and no Judgment because there wasn’t the first two.

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Nothing matters but that Jesus was a liar. ”(pg54) According to Flannery O’ Connor in, Wise Blood, Hazel acts like he has all the power and knowledge to overcome everyone else belief and reel them into the Church Without Christ, he tries out knowledge them by preaching and aggressively promoting his anarchist rejection to Jesus. Flannery O’ Connor in Wise Blood introduces Hazel as a virgin with an innocent mind, who gets devirginized by Mrs. Watts who was a known prostitute. “Momma don’t mind if you ain’t a preacher. ”(pg17) Even after his attempt with Mrs.

Watts he still seemed innocent when Sabbath also try to seduce him, “She lifted herself up on her hands and knees and crawled over to him and gazed at the top of his hat…” (pg63) As Sabbath was doing so Hazel got nervous, and couldn’t even look her in her eyes and eventually had to move her out of the way. He illustrates a lot of self-control that a young man at his age wouldn’t normally have. Flannery O’ Connor illustrates Hazel Motes from Wise Blood to be very naive you man, who’s mind, belief, and self-control to be unusual.

His motivations to empower other peoples mind into believing that Jesus is nothing more than a liar and that he wouldn’t want to be redeem, because no one shouldn’t have to be. As he continued his way against Jesus, his creation of the Church Without Christ didn’t seem to be such a great inspiration to other people. Hazels worlds of preach against Jesus didn’t not have any impression to the people who already had their belief set upon their Christianity. As empowering Hazel would make himself sound, his innocents shown a lot when it came to Sabbath and Mrs. Watts who tried their best to seduce Hazel. aHa


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