O’Connor herself was a devout Christian. While writing this story she thought that she would be able to make people realize the importance of the Christian faith in their lives. She thought of bringing more people to Christianity.
What is a man? How come men don't want to talk about manhood? Is manhood the images we get from TV and from our history books full of wars? No wonder we're screwed. We brainwash our men to grow up to be ambitious, competitive loners. I was fine until I was pushed to compete at about the age of 12. Why don't our governments help poor people?