• Analysis of Good Country People
    It seems odd that the story, whose focus is Hulga and her wooden leg, begins with a description of Mrs. Freeman and her interactions with Mrs. Hopewell. But this characterization is important, since Mrs. Hopewell believes the Freemans to be “good country people.” Later, she decides that Manley m...
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  • Interpretation of "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connnor Through Imagery/Symbolism.
    In Flannery O'Connor's short story "Good Country People" Flannery shows and teaches us, you cannot judge a book by its cover, not even a bible. Though Hulga seems as if she has a heart as cold as ice, you learn how vulnerable she is. You also encounter a character named Manley Pointer. Who puts on...
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  • Hulga in “Good Country People”
    Hulga in “Good Country People” “She looked at young men as if she could smell their stupidity” (638). This exemplifies the attitude of Hulga, the protagonist in “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor. Hulga is a woman who has been dealt a tough hand in life, and lives with disa...
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  • Character Analysis Good Country People
    The short story, “Good Country People”, written by Flannery O’Connor, is a story that captivates one by usage of symbolism and theme. The story centers on the meaning of being a good person, in the sense of leading a Christian, pious life, worthy of salvation. O’Connor contrasts mindless c...
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  • Good Country People Explication
    Shelby Scott Rob Franks English 101 10/12/10 Explication of Flannery O’Connor: “Good Country People” In Flannery O’Connors short story, “Good Country People,” the main theme is about a southern family and their faith, identity and education. Another key theme in the story is the c...
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  • Illusion vs Reality in “Good Country People”
    One of Flannery O’Connor’s most successful stories, “Good Country People” was published in 1955. “Good Country People” addresses the of good versus evil, the foolishness of intellectual pretensions, and most importantly the theme of reality versus illusion. An important character Mrs. Ho...
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  • Irony in Good Country People
    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 b...
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  • Good Country People
    O'Connor's " Good Country People " is a story about the relationship between main character Joy who changes her name later and her mother Mrs. Hopewell, also people surrounding them. The other important characters are Mrs. Freeman who is hired by Mrs. Hopewell and Manley Pointer who deceits Joy by p...
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  • Good Country People
    Thesis Statement: In Flannery O'Connor's short story "Good Country People," the expulsion of the outside world allows for more emphasis on the symbolic nature of each of the active characters. I. The Kitchen A. Introduction of the characters B. Symbolic use of names in Free.man and Hope.well C...
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  • Good Country People
    Chidchanok Kasetpibal 5240131722 ANAL LIT Reading Response # 3 The Significance of O'Connor's Short Story's Title “Good Country People” In my opinion, Flannery O'Connor has decided to use “Good Country People” as the title of this short story because she wants it to be sarcasm. The tit...
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  • Good Country People
    In the short story “Good Country People,” Flannery O’Connor utilizes the characters Joy Hopewell and Manley Pointer to expose how believing in nothing makes a person isolated and spiritually empty. Joy Hopewell is a well-educated, thirty-two year old atheist with an artificial leg. Joy's lack...
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  • Good Country People
    Mrs. Hopewell’s, Hulas’ mother’s, name has a very interesting meaning behind it. It shows that she “hopes well.” She lives in a nonrealistic world; she cannot grasp that fact that her daughter has only one leg. She is upset because her daughter will never live a “normal life.” I do not...
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  • Good Country People
    Jennifer L. Parkes Amanda Sauermann English 102 3 December 2011 Good Country People In "Good Country People," persuasive religious expression is displayed by the character Manly Pointer. Manly approaches the Hopewell household under the guise of a Bible salesman. After convincing Mrs. Hopewell...
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  • Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" and
    Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" and the Symbolism Surrounding the Character's Names. In "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor, uses symbolism in the choice of names, almost to the point of being ironic and humorous. These names center around the personality and dem...
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  • Good Country People
    O'Connor poses the contrast between the old and new South in her short story "Good Country People". Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman symbolize the old South because of the way in which they carry themselves and their traditional beliefs and values. Mrs. Freeman works for Mrs. Hopewell who states "the...
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  • Good Country People
    Webster's dictionary defines humor as "a quality that appeals to a sense of the ludicrous (laughable and/or ridiculous) or incongruous." Incongruity is the very essence of irony. More specifically, irony is "incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the expected result." Flan...
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  • Good Country People
    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 an...
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  • Flanery Oconner Good Country People
    In "A Good Man Is Hard To Find", O'Connor introduces the reader to a family representative of the old and new Southern culture. The grandmother represents the old South by the way in which she focuses on her appearnace, manners, and gentile ladylike behavior. O'Connor writes "her collars and cuff...
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  • Good Country People Summary
    A Salesman’s Deception Hulga Hopewell was a thirty-two year old woman who still lived at home with her mother, Mrs. Hopewell. She did not enjoy her mother’s company nor did she enjoy the company of the neighbor, Mrs. Freeman, or Mrs. Freeman’s two daughters, Glynese and Carramae. In her mind,...
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  • Conflict in Good Country People
    Conflict in Good Country People The main conflict in the story, “Good Country People”, is between Joy/Hulga and Mr. Pointer the “Bible salesman”. Joy had her leg shot off in a hunting accident when she was twelve years old. From then on she was always depressed. She changed her name to...
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