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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”

  • 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

  • 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

  • Good Country People Analysis

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    Flannery O'Connor wrote two stories, one being titled “Good Country People” and the other being named “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”. Both of these stories featured a crooked man and a complex family. They also shared the potential for the mothers of the families to not have treated their children very well, and their children could be a direct effect of that. The interactions between the characters in these stories and their confusing family dynamics definitely add more depth and allow the

  • 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

  • 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

  • Good Country People Review

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    lessons, but real life experience is what makes people wise. Being smart is not the same as being wise. A person can be smart, he or she can have many degrees and diplomas, but unless he or she have experience life, they will not be wise. Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” shows that people can be well educated and not be wise. Joy and Mrs. Hopewell think that they have the world figured out, but when they encounter Manley Pointer, a “simple country boy”, they will finally see the world as it

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