Jenny In Flannery O 'Connor's The Predicament'

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After reading “The Predicament” it is obvious that jenny is definitely the most culpable person involved in the entire episode, and number one on my list. Without her making the choice to use the purchased paper nothing could have come of the entire situation. Also, the idea that, “she was too exhausted at the end of the day to complete her course work” is not only a farce, but simply an excuse. If you are truly set on achieving being tired is not going to get in your way. Her continued sloth and mishandling of the situation resulted in a very negative outcome. She should have been filling that free time she had to complain with course work.
Gloria did nothing to help her friend on this one, and earns herself the number two on my list. She definitely encouraged her to do the wrong thing. While not forcing Jenny to do anything, she planted the seed and even encouraged it by sending her the paper. Louise is nearly as at fault for supplying the paper to begin with, which lands her at number three. Her poor morals and decisions led her to drag Jenny down and eventually led to Jenny’s predicament.
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Dean Brown had the final say on whether or not Jenny’s paper violated school policy and chose to punish her. Professor Poe is the least culpable person on this list and ranked at number six. He tried to do everything he could without violating his own ethics, in the end he passed the paper on, hoping to be allowed even more room in which to work with Jenny. I feel he would have done anything he could have to help

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