Epiphany In The Good Country People

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In the Good Country People” by Flannery O’Conner, we met Mrs. Hopewell’s daughter, Joy. She was a very educated woman with a Ph.D. in philosophy. She later changed her to Hulga. For, she did not have much joy with her prosthetic leg, and she felt that naming her as Hulga would fit her personality. Because of high education, she felt superior than everyone in town. If it was not for her fake leg, she would be far from the “good country people” (1343). Later in story, Hulga met Manley Pointer who introduced himself as a bible seller. After being pressured to go picnic with Pointer, Hulga decided to him a change believing that he was one of the good country people. During the picnic, Pointer convinced Hulga to give him the prosthetic leg, which later took off with it. The epiphany in the story is the Hulga’s realization of not being the smartest people in town. She thought that she was smatter than Pointer, and everybody were good country people until Pointer took her fake leg. As he Pointer was walking away …show more content…
The story is about a young Mexican woman, Cleofilas who grow up with her father and six siblings. During her childhood, she Mexican telenovelas in which she got the idea of prefect love relationship come from suffering “Because to suffer for love is good” (1589). Cleofilas married a Mexican-American guy, Juan Pedro and moved to Seguin, Texas where they had two children. For Cleofilas, she was about to start living the life of the telenovelas that she used to watch. However, Juan started to abused her physically and mentally, “he slapped her one, and then again, and again: until the lip split and bled an orchid of blood” (1590). Even though, Cleofilas’s husband was beating her, she never reacted to the beating, and it continued. The epiphany of the store happened when she realized that her relationship was not the one from the telenovelas, and she finally moved back to her father

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