"Theme Of Good Country People" Essays and Research Papers

  • Theme Of 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 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...

    Disability, Double entendre, Fiction 748  Words | 5  Pages

  • Good Country People

    characterization is the most prevalent component used for the development of themes in Flannery O?Connor?s satirical short story ?Good Country People.? O?Connor artistically cultivates character development throughout her story as a means of creating multi-level themes that culminate in allegory. Although the themes are independent of each other, the characters are not; the development of one character is dependent upon the development of another. Each character?s feelings and behavior are influenced...

    Character, Fiction, Reader 931  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    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”...

    Fiction, God, Irony 1620  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 concept of reality vs. illusion. The story employs irony and symbolism to portray the main character’s nihilism, immaturity and rebelliousness as well as the other character’s traits and personalities. The...

    Character, Fiction, Flannery O'Connor 1184  Words | 4  Pages

  • Good Country People

    Good Country People Flannery O'Connor's “Good Country People,” is written in third person while using the omniscient narrator to focus on different character's consciousness throughout the story. Therefore, the reader knows what some of the characters are thinking about; so he/she is able to see the irony involved in the story. O’Connor’s use of symbolism in the choice of name is almost of being ironic, and humorous; furthermore much of the irony is implied in the title of the story, “Good Country...

    A Hunting Accident, Christian, Christianity 1004  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 disabilities but still maintains a wrongly arrogant front. Hulga has chosen to believe in nothing, thinking that there is no purpose to life. Through her arrogant actions, ignorance and belief in nothing, Hulga is brought...

    Belief, Critical thinking, Form of the Good 1136  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    humor in general, most often contains the tragic. Throughout her works, specifically "Good Country People," O'Connor uses her humor to humble and expose the biases of the overly intellectual and spiritually bankrupt. "Good Country People" starts with the introduction of Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Hopewell. O'Connor's most blatant humor is found in the revealing of these two characters, a simple humor for simple people. Immediately, the reader begins chuckling at these two from a decided feeling of superiority...

    Comedy, Flannery O'Connor, Humor 1434  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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. Introduction of the outside world II. The Bible Salesman A. The façade of names B. The absence of other men C. Separation from the Outside world III. The Barn Loft A. Opening the gate for failure ...

    Flannery O'Connor, Introduction, Joyce Carol Oates 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    The short story “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor reveals that evil comes in many disguises and that it will try to harm believers and even nonbelievers. Manley Pointer’s character serves as evil and is similar to the serpent in the bible. Manley Pointer has crafty evil ways, he is malicious, and deceitful just as the serpent was to Adam and Eve in the Bible. Manley Pointer is introduced as a good country simple young man who is going around selling Bibles. He tries to sell Mrs. Hopewell...

    Adam and Eve, Flannery O'Connor, Garden of Eden 983  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    ENGL 2205 11/6/13 Good County People Question: “How the character names are important and what do they symbolize.” In Good Country People, by Flannery O’ Conner, we are told to believe that country people are “the salt of the earth” which is mentioned in Matthew (5:13-16) and is said by Mrs. Hopewell a handful of times throughout the story. Salt in old days was considered collective but essential and reliable for preserving meat. When Mrs. Hopewell refers to country people as being “the salt...

    A Hunting Accident, Emil Loteanu, Form of the Good 972  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 cuffs were organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet. In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once...

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Christian theology, Christianity 2661  Words | 7  Pages

  • Good Country People paper

    O’Connor). She is the author of the story “Good Country People”, published in 1955. O’Connor tells the story of a young girl named Hulga “Joy” Hopewell who is a well-educated girl, with a degree in philosophy, but is a very shy person and keeps to herself. Hulga is also a very misunderstood girl, mainly by her mother who in no way relates to Hulga. Hulga’s mother, Mrs. Hopewell, is a very self-centered person who seems to surround herself with and pity the people that she believes she is better than....

    Flannery O'Connor, Kate Winslet, Literary criticism 868  Words | 4  Pages

  • Good Country People Summary

    mother would only refer to her by the name of Joy and refused to call her Hulga. Mrs. Hopewell loved what she referred to as good country people; she thought they were the salt of the earth. That is why she allowed Mr. and Mrs. Freeman and their two daughters to live in their tenant house, even though Mrs. Freeman was a very nosey neighbor. So when a polite, young country gentleman named Manley Pointer came by one day selling bibles, she could never have known that he was in fact the scum of the...

    Love, Time 1144  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People Literary Analysis

    Erika Fuller “Good Country People” Flannery O’Connor’s dismissal of the outside world allows you to understand more of the symbolic quality of all of the active characters. Even the names she chooses for each character help her to establish their significance in the story. O’Connor uses symbolism, good versus evil and the psychological and physiological problems of the characters to create irony in “Good Country People”. O’Connor also uses Biblical parallels for inspiration to depict events in...

    Flannery O'Connor, Short story, The Violent Bear It Away 1739  Words | 5  Pages

  • Good People, Good Stories

    Allie Medina 2/20/13 “GoodPeople, Good Stories Many characters in short stories or novels can relate in one way or another whether it be the place or time period they are set in, their personalities, or their involvement with other characters. The storylines in “Good Country People” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” are very similar, but the characters are somewhat different in how they act when put in a stressful situation. Flannery O’Connor uses her knowledge of religion in her stories...

    2005 singles, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Evil 1260  Words | 4  Pages

  • “Good Country People”: the Twin Dragons of Image and Language

    Arman Abbasi  Dr. Erin Walsh English 101 15 April 2013  “Good Country People”: The Twin Dragons of Image and Language             “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor tells the story of a thirty-two year old handicapped woman originally named Joy but later Hulga with a PhD in philosophy. Towards the end of the story, the supposedly intelligent and cunning Hulga is seduced by a supposedly simple, naïve, and innocent-looking Bible salesman by the name of Manley Pointer. As in Revelations...

    Bible, Flannery O'Connor, Programming language 1463  Words | 4  Pages

  • Good Country Irony-Good Countr

    Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor is an excellent example of irony in literature. From beginning to end it has a steady procession of irony, much of it based on the title of the story: “Good Country People.” In the beginning of the story we meet Mrs. Freeman, wife of the hired hand. She and her husband have been working for Mrs. Hopewell for four years. “The reason for her keeping them so long was that they were not trash. They were ‘Good Country People...

    Bible, Comedy, Double entendre 915  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good People

    Good People It is difficult and complicated to define a good and a bad person. We all have different opinions on what is the right thing to do and what is the wrong thing to do. People have their own set of personal unwritten rules – also called ethic – which they live by. However sometimes the person himself does not know what he thinks is ethical right or wrong because he has never have to deal with the situation before. In the short story ”Good People” which is written by David Foster Wallace...

    Antagonist, Character, David Foster Wallace 1015  Words | 3  Pages

  • Aspects of Psychology in Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”

     American Lit From 1870 Section/9641 Date 6/22/2013 Assignment 3 Essay 3.1 Aspects of Psychology in Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”        Psychology has been a part of literature since the beginning of its existence. Its references in the Bible which affirm that mankind is separated from the animal kingdom and also show us the normal pattern to lead an effective and rewarding Christian life are parts of psychology in the foundation of life’s meaning. We see these writings as truth...

    Attention, Cognition, Cognitive neuroscience 922  Words | 4  Pages

  • "Good People"

    both revolve around love. In “Good People” by David Foster Wallace 19 year old college student impregnates a girl he’d been seeing and is plagued with many uncertainties of life and love and is forced to make a difficult decision in the case of an abortion. In “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” by Raymond Carver two couples sit around a table and attempt to discuss which knows more about true love while they drink gin. In the end, they both share a common theme; that love is ambiguous. In...

    David Foster Wallace, Emotion, Love 1508  Words | 5  Pages

  • Country Lovers Theme

    Country Loves Theme ENG125: Intro to Literature December 8, 2013 It is extremely important when writing a story to have a noticeable theme. A theme is something that portrays what the real meaning of the story is, and the message that the author is trying to get across. According to our text, “theme in a story is a representation of the idea behind the story” (Clugston, 2010). Without a theme in a story, it would just be words written without any real goal in mind. A...

    Black people, Interracial marriage, Marriage 959  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Good People"

    Analysis of ”Good People” by David Foster Wallace, 2007 The short story is set at a park by a lake. “They were up on a picnic table at that park by the lake, by the edge of the lake, with part of a downed tree in the shallows half hidden by the bank.”1 The downed tree sets the mood to be sad and dark. We also learn that the main characters Lane A. Dean, Jr. and his girlfriend Sheri Fisher are sitting very still on the picnic table2, which tells us that the atmosphere is quite intense. It does not...

    David Foster Wallace, Fiction, Short story 1191  Words | 4  Pages

  • Good Country People Vs A Good Man Is Hard To Find

    religion, dysfunctional families, and death are all topics that come up at one time or another during Fannery O'Connor's symbolic tales "Good Country People"� and "A Good Man is Hard to Find"�. "Good Country People"� is a story about a simple mother, her 30 year old daughter who likes being miserable, and the man that steals her leg and teachers her a lesson in life. "A Good Man is Hard to Find"� is a story about a dysfunctional family who goes on vacation and are killed on the way there by an escaped convict...

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Dysfunctional family, Family 982  Words | 3  Pages

  • “a Rose for Emily, ” “Young Goodman Brown” and “Good Country People, ”

    Isolation: Loneliness from Society The time moves on for all people. If we cannot come to terms with that, bad things can happen. A short story, "A Rose for Emil," by William Faulkner, was first published on April 30, 1930. William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. He is one of the greatest writers in America and obtained Nobel Prize laureate. As he grew up in New Albany, Mississippi, the Southern society influenced to him. Through his works such a...

    Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Library of America 1823  Words | 5  Pages

  • People Leaving Their Countries

    Thousands of people leave their countries from all over the world to a country that gives them a better life. Why do these people think of leaving their homelands? There are lots of reasons for that but I think the most important ones are education, finance, and health. The most important reason is to be educated because a lot of countries have bad schools, colleges, and universities. Therefore, people immigrate to get educated and intellectual. I was one of these people. I left...

    Developed country, France, Human geography 509  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good People

    edge of the lake, with part of a downed tree in the shallows half hidden by the bank. Lane A. Dean, Jr., and his girlfriend, both in bluejeans and button-up shirts. They sat up on the table’s top portion and had their shoes on the bench part that people sat on to picnic or fellowship together in carefree times. They’d gone to different high schools but the same junior college, where they had met in campus ministries. It was springtime, and the park’s grass was very green and the air suffused with...

    Cardinal direction, Picnic, Walk This Way 1388  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 a facade of being a good country boy, and a Christian who sells bibles. Symbolism plays a major role in the way that these characters are seen through out the story and how they perceive themselves. ...

    Bible, Disability, Flannery O'Connor 1290  Words | 4  Pages

  • Essay on "Good People"

    Good People What does it mean to be a good person? How can one respect oneself without hurting others? Are we able to judge whether a decision is wrong or right? Do we really know what love is? ... Questions like these have always existed, but what happens when an author tries to comprehend the complexity of being ‘good people’? Is it possible to write about an issue like this? In David Foster Wallace’s short story “Good People” from 2007 we experience an attempt to do so. In the short story...

    Character, David Foster Wallace, Fiction 1177  Words | 4  Pages

  • Good Country People Analysis

    and there was nothing he could do to prevent it. Wrong place at the wrong time. theme of how fleeting life can be the Video Kid- the girl who tapes the man being shot from the backseat of her car. Her innocence becomes shattered by this unexpected event. “You have to marvel in the fact she keeps the tape rolling” There is something human inside all of us that causes us to be transfixed and fascinated by tragedy. Theme of tragic pleasure is a very real, yet puzzling sensation. the man at home(narrator)-...

    Bible, Don DeLillo, Good and evil 769  Words | 2  Pages

  • People Good or Bad

    Ethics In my personal opinion I think that human beings are combination of good and bad with many factors in hand. What I may think is bad can be good to others and what I think may be good could be horrible to others. In other cases something may be wrong morally. Something may be wrong because society says so. It’s a matter of opinion. Here are a few examples to justify my argument. A child for instance can be brought up with a family that society sees as near perfect and still turn in...

    2006 singles, Ethics, Evil 1099  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    Latez Bradley February 15, 2012 English 221 Dr. Snelson Good Country People In the O’Connor’s Good Country People, Manley Pointer is seen as just that, a good country person, as stated by Mrs. Hopewell. She insists that Christian people like him are the “salt of the earth”. He is first seen as a traveling Bible salesman who wishes to become a missionary. Although at first glance he does seem to be a good Christian it turns out he isn’t Christian at all. Manley Pointer is nothing more than...

    Bible, Christianity, Debut albums 716  Words | 2  Pages

  • Comparing and contrasting Short Stories: "Good Country People" and "Revelation"

    Mary Flannery O'connor wrote two short stories entitled "Good Country People" and "Revelation". O'conner displays similarities between the characters and the differences in the role they play at the end of their stories. Inside the two short stories are four characters, Joy and Manly Pointer from "Good country people" and Mary Grace and Mrs. Turpin from "Revelation". Consider the similarities between Joy and Mary Grace, the nineteen-year-old teenager with sever acne problems. O'conner describes...

    Everything That Rises Must Converge, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates 857  Words | 3  Pages

  • Outline "Good Country People"

    Thesis In the brilliant writing of the story “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Conner, it shows how people tend to use clichés in ways that make it easy for them to avoid thinking or seeing clearly. O’Conner develops naïve and close-minded as the main theme that connects with the characters Hulga, Mrs. Hopewell, and Mrs. Freeman because all three characters seem intelligent , but yet again can’t use their common sense in different levels. I. Hulga A. She never really grew up, she acts like a...

    Deformity, Hillbilly, Intelligence 361  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 reason for her keepin her so long was that they were not trash. They were good country people". In contrast to Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Hopewell, Joy/Hulga represents the new south that is not concerned...

    Christendom, Christian, Christianity 502  Words | 2  Pages

  • Good Country People

    In “Good Country People” Flannery O’Conner uses symbolisim to exploit the characters and their flaws. The various facades the characters create for themselves. Flaws are taken advantage of by society, whether these flaws are physical or ideological. People must be comfortable with every aspect of themselves, because certain people, Manley Pointer, can easily exploit their weaknesses. From the beginning the Bible salesman with an ailing heart uses the svelte and persuasive words to manipulate...

    Flannery O'Connor, Function pointer, Joyce Carol Oates 644  Words | 2  Pages

  • Country Lovers Theme

    Country lovers theme Rose Landgren ENG125: Introduction to Literature Instructor: Jennifer Chunn November 26, 2012 What is a theme you ask? The theme is the message or what can be taken away from the story and reflected on in one's real life. Even if it is seemingly insignificant, superficial, or elusive. It's all part of life. “Every story narrows a broad underlying idea, shapes it in a unique way, and makes the underlying idea concrete. That's how theme is created. In other...

    African American, Discrimination, Fiction 710  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    Good Country People Deception has served a lot of purposes for most individuals. There are people who intentionally mislead others to take advantage of their weaknesses and gullibility for their own personal interests. On the other hand, there are individuals who are, at some point in their lives, emotionally and physically scarred and choose to mask their resentful experience by retreating from one world into another world. In Flannery O’Connor’s “Good People Country,” these forms of deceptions...

    Deception, Emotion, Flannery O'Connor 406  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Country Is Backward Because Its People Are Backward

    know the relation of a country with its people who are living in it as well as those who have migrated from it. A place or an area always called a country when some people live in it with sincerity. Both have equal rights to do work for one another. If it is necessary for the country to give relaxation or leisure time to the people or in other words, security of every person so it is also requisite for the people to make their country best among this world. As the country runs by government, like...

    Education, Mao Zedong, Person 1192  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 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...

    A Story, Artificial limb, Fiction 870  Words | 2  Pages

  • Good Peoples Country

    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...

    Absurdism, Existentialism, Friedrich Nietzsche 755  Words | 2  Pages

  • Good Country People

    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 title of the story is completely reverse to all the characters appearing in the story. All of them are not actually good country people at all. They are just some people who seem to be good. We can see how “Good Country People” is sarcasm by looking at each characters but in here...

    Disability, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates 472  Words | 2  Pages

  • Urban People Versus Country People

    Most of an urban people have higher income and better opportunities than small town people. Based on the location and surrounding of a person, it can influence his/her dreams, objectives, and goals. The person who grew up in New York City is most likely to have a dream of working in Wall Street (Investment firms, Banking, Business Analysis) or 5th Avenue (Designing, Modeling, and Retail Businesses). And the person who grew up in country side around farm lands is most likely to dream of becoming a...

    Chicago, City, Global city 1210  Words | 4  Pages

  • Modern Greece 5 Themes of Geography

    Modern Greece’s 5 Themes of Geography Location Absolute Location of Greece: The absolute location of Greece is located at 39oN, 22oE because that’s where its capital, Athens, is located. Relative Location of Greece: South of Macedonia, West of Turkey 42 34 20 22 24 26 28 30 This is a picture of Modern Greece that shows the coordinates of Greece. This picture relates to the theme location because it shows...

    Ancient Greece, Athena, Athens 607  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    The role of character names in “Good Country People” In the short story” Good Country People” by Flannery O’Conner ,country people were thought of as hardworking ,honest, often referred to as “salt of the earth “but in reality even the best of good people have their flaws just like anyone else. In the story there are six different characters, and with each character’s name there is a lot revealed of their personalities. In the opening of the story there is Mrs. Freeman who worked for Mrs. Hopewell...

    Fiction, Flannery O'Connor, Good and evil 561  Words | 2  Pages

  • Themes in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find'

    Urioste October 15, 2012 Themes Authors use many themes in short stories. In Flannery O’Connor’s, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, the story has themes that are a universal truths that can withstand the test of time. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is Flannery’s most popular piece that she wrote. The themes in the story are life’s battle with what good really is, life’s battle with religion, and life’s battle with society and class. First, life’s battle with good versus evil, the grandmother...

    A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O'Connor, Misfit stream 1028  Words | 3  Pages

  • Good Country People

    Carmen Hernandez English 1010 September 16, 2013 In the short story, “Good Country People”, Flannery O’Connor introduces the character “Joy”, later known as “Hulga.” Hulga is a cruel, unhappy, and unfriendly person. Although, she is a harsh person, she is actually afraid, afraid of the world and of being judged. The three character traits which describe Hulga are angry, miserable, and frustrated. Particularly, O’Connor presents Hulga as an angry person because Hulga is never happy. Her unhappiness...

    2000 albums, Anger, Depression 478  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 chatter about “good country people” with questions about the true meaning of religious faith. There is also a class hierarchy formed that includes stereotypes about “good country people” and literal and symbolic...

    Academic degree, Fiction, Flannery O'Connor 647  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 pretending "good country people". All four character have different personality and distinct feeling about the others, may be some of them are misunderstanding or completely prejudice or insult, scorn...

    A Story, Complex, Inferiority complex 549  Words | 2  Pages

  • Flannery O'Conners "Good Country People"

    O'conner did in "Good Country People." By doing this she communicated her theme that people aren't always what them seem. The Irony of the characters and what they symbolize exaggerates the theme very well. The way the characters were developed showed their diversity in "Good Country People". Hulga had a degree in philosophy which made her believe that she was smarter than everyone else because she had learned more than they had. But in all actuality she was not, this was proven by the good ol' bible salesman...

    Bible, God, Religious text 828  Words | 2  Pages

  • Character Meaning Good Country People

    Character Meaning in Good Country People In “Good Country People,” 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 demeanor of the characters. Hulga, once known as Joy, simply changed her name because it was the ugliest she could come up with. Mrs. Freeman’s name is ironic because she is burdened by the land that she works, so she is not really free. Mrs. Hopewell’s name is also ironic,...

    A Hunting Accident, Emil Loteanu, Flannery O'Connor 505  Words | 2  Pages

  • Good Country People

    Many people idiotically believe they know everything about life; they make up their sets of beliefs and think they are above everyone. Nevertheless, the short story “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor demonstrates how even the most literate nihilistic person can be tricked by the simplest uneducated one. Joy/Hulga discovered that her believe in nothing, was in reality nothing that had rock-solid foundations. People such as Joy/Helga are allowed to go up to a pedestal by all the people who surround...

    2500s, 26th century, 3rd millennium 765  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 of belief causes her to lose all the human civility and decency she has. She even changes her name to Hulga. Flannery O'Connor's use of the mythological Trickster persona to seek, attract, and repulse the protagonist...

    Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Short story 787  Words | 2  Pages

  • Good Country People

    Response Reading For “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor One thing that I’ve learned for sure is that most of the famous writers (so far, that is) have died at an early age. I see in her bio that O’Connor was one of them. Ok here we go; I see that I am in for a bizarre climax. [1] Well now, Mrs. Freeman, she sounds like a stubborn person to me, one who hates to admit when she’s wrong. She sounds just like my mother-in-law. I wonder what was considered “important business?”[6]...

    2009 albums, Flannery O'Connor, Idea 657  Words | 2  Pages

  • Work: Economic Growth and Theme Park

    whole situation and produce a good Peace of work. I gather information about Theme parks called Alton tower. After getting the brief knowledge about this theme park and their strength and weaknesses, through assess to Alton tower website. With the help of some good secondary data such as different website and books sources. I used some marketing strategies such as segmentation which is used to target different types of consumers and it will help to find out how this theme park can do something new...

    Amusement park, Customer, Economic growth 1038  Words | 4  Pages

  • Country: White People

    of “City Lovers” and “Country Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer “Town and Country lovers” by Nadine Gordimer is a two part story about interracial lovers who suffer the consequences of breaking the rules forbidding such relationships in South Africa. “Town and Country Lovers ” is set in South Africa in 1980’s where there are black and white people living largely separate lives under apartheid. The first part of the story is set in town and the second part is set in the country, both present interracial...

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  • Flannery O'Conner and the use of grotesque character in "Good country people" and "a good man is hard to find"

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