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  • Good Country People

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    GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE by Flannery O 'Connor The short story Good Country People was written by O’Connor. The story introduces us to well-educated a woman who was thirty-two years old. This woman has an artificial leg which was shot off in a hunting accident when she was ten. She went to college and earned a doctorate in philosophy. She has a heart condition; so she cannot work and has to live at home with her mother. The name given to her is Joy but she changed her name to Hulga. She mocks her mother

  • Good Country People

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    “Good Country People” Questions 1) My initial response to the story’s title is that the short story was going to be about a happy family that lived in the country and drama to make the story interesting. At the start, it seemed as if anybody that was from the country were “good” and never did anything wrong throughout their entire life. The story basically begins right after Mrs. Hopewell says, “the reason for her keeping them so long was that they were not trash. They were good country people”

  • Themes Of Good Country People

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    Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Good Country People” depicts Hulga, a highly educated woman and has a PhD, is being jerked around by an immoral bible salesman. “A good man is hard to find” is a story of a grandmother and her family murdered by a horrible man who called “the misfit” during the road trip. Although “Good country people” and “a good man is hard to find” are written by the same author, many elements in those two stories cause them have similar themes in religion, misplace trust and protagonist

  • Good Country People Analysis

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    The short story “Good Country People” wrote by Flannery O’Connor is a story that shows many underlining themes about the people around us. One of the many underlying themes is that it shows that people are not always who they say they are, we see this when Hulga/Joy meets the Bible salesman, Manley Pointer. Also, people should not judge others by their looks, we see this when Hulga and Mrs. Hopewell think they are superior over everyone else. Throughout the story, Flannery O’Connor uses his description

  • Essay on Good Peoples Country

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    Choose three or four characters from Cat’s Cradle and Good Country People and discuss them in terms of existentialism and nihilism? 	In both Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonegut and Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor the authors show how a character is corrupted and changed from an existentialist to a nihilist. The existentialist ends up losing their faith in life, and is left believing in nothing. They then turn to being nihilist after having the only thing they believed destroyed. In both

  • Good Country People Essay

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    In Flannery O’Connor’s story, “Good Country People” the symbol of traveling Bible Salesman Manley Pointer’s hollow bible outwardly represents an image of faith and morality, appearing to be full of the word of God, while holding items that are in direct conflict with biblical morals. Manley Pointer is not the person he presents himself to be when he meets Mrs. Hopewell. Thus, he resembles the hollow bible, acting directly opposite of who he really is to purposefully deceive others. Deception is

  • Good Country People Analysis

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    "Good Country People" by Flanner O’Connor is an excellent example of the effective use of irony and character development. From start to finish there is a steady progression of irony that stems from the title of Good Country People. Some instances of irony are blatant, but others need a closer reading to find. It’s amazing the complexity of the characters that occurs in such a short span of pages. The success of “Good Country People” comes not only from O’Connor’s use of irony but also from the

  • Analysis Of Good Country People

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    Kiara Liz Correa English 221September 19th, 2017 Good Country PeopleIn the story, Good Country People written by Flannery O’Connor, Hulga Hopewell lost her joy at the age of ten when she lost her leg and was diagnosed with a heart condition. Hulga isa thirty-two-year-old woman who is over educated and spends the rest of her life being miserableand doing everything in her power to irritate her mother and everyone around her. Although Hulga seems to want acceptance from her mother and her environment

  • Irony in Good Country People

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    Irony in “Good Country People” Flannery O’Connor uses characterization, and the themes of good versus evil and the psychological and physical problems of the characters, to create irony in the story. The characterization of both Mrs. Hopewell and Joy/Hulga creates irony, which begins with their names. Then the theme of good versus evil, demonstrated by the belief that country people are “good”, also creates irony. The story is about a farm owner, Mrs. Hopewell, her only

  • Good Country People Analysis

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    Misconceptions In Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” the author depicts a narrative ironically illuminating the misconception of “good people” conceived through the use of blind clichés. The characters in this short story, specifically two, Mrs. Hopewell and her daughter Hulga, hold stereotypical views of people in their lives, blinding them to reality. When beholden to erroneous perceptions of “good country people,” Mrs. Hopewell and Hulga are duped by the very “people” they respectively consider themselves