Flannery O'Connor's Stories

The life you save may be your own

Argue that this hypocrisy is embodied in the character of Mr.Shiftlet whose actions clearly contradict the beliefs he professes?

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We need to decide if Mr. Shiftlet is a reliable character or not. His motivations sound, like his name, rather "shifty". He only seems to really care about himself and has no intention of settling down. We can read this in the subtext of the narrative.