The author did a good job describing people and places. Even though the time was in the future I could still understand it. The theme was a good lesson to teach people. It’s not always good to listen to what everybody else says. Sometimes you do need to follow your instincts.
Flannery O'Connor's use of situational irony in “Good Country People” highlights the motivations of the characters. The author uses it to provide that, I didn’t see that coming, twist of the story. Flannery O’Connor uses irony in Good Country People to give the reader a better sense of what she is trying to communicate to the reader, and show the meaning of her characters and their actions. She uses it to show that what is thought to be a “good country person” and really turns out to be a person with evil intentions. Several people, as well as objects, in this story appear to be one thing, but they are really not what they seem.
Good Country People written by Flannery O’ Conner has symbolism and metaphors that are used and that reinforce the major ideas of the story. O’Conner uses Mrs. Hopewell’s daughter Joy and her name change as a symbolism. A few others that add to the main idea is Joy’s wooden leg, her last name Hopewell, the Freeman’s, Manly Pointer, his briefcase, the hollow bible, and even the gate to the Hopewell’s house is symbolic to the story. Metaphors that take place are Mrs. Hopewell’s saying Good country people are the salt of the earth and many other sayings that Mrs. Hopewell believes to be true about life. Joy changing her name is symbolic to Good County People, she finds herself superior to those who are less fortunate than her or what her mother calls good country people.
Medina 3 They reenacted the Boston tea party and referred to the parents as the British or the redcoats meaning that the parents were a symbol of the king taking the power away from the people. Now along with the obvious themes of hard working and independence comes a theme deeper than those, effective communication and action. Leattlie Pi says “ seeking Independence might be the obvious theme for the book but the more important thing is the importance of using good communication skills and following them with actions”(8). In other words they’re trying to say to be committed. Some people would even say that duty was to pressuring on her parents but she said a big goal goal and achieved it, if you count getting $.25 raise in your allowance a big
In the short stories “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” and “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor, the author uses physiognomy to advance the theme of each work. In “The Life You Save May Be Your Own,” the theme of people are who they appear to be is present, particularly in the characters of Mr. Shiftlet and the older Lucynell. In “Good Country People,” the theme of intellectual superiority is driven by the character Joy believing she is better than the people around her, due to her education. Flannery O’Connor’s use of physiognomy in “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” better advances the overall theme than in “Good Country People.” Due to the more detailed physiognomy in the story, the theme in “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”
An author applies the use of tone in a story to allow the reader to better interpret the story the way in which the author intended. Tone allows the author to establish an attitude towards the story for the reader's benefit. Flannery O'Connor utilizes tone to develop the aspects of religion, betrayal, and irony in her short story “Good Country People.” Flannery O’Connor uses religion heavily in her works, especially in her short story “Good Country People.” Her use of religion is to characterize the people in her story, it is her tone that offsets the innocence that is initially presumed. O’Connor’s tone is overarchingly ironic, and this plays out in “Good Country People” by rebutting the idea that Manley Pointer is a wholesome religious
It’s odd that the story Good Country People, whose focus is about Hulga and her wooden leg, begins with Mrs. Freeman and her interactions with Mrs. Hopewell. Characterization is important in the beginning of the story, because Mrs. Hopewell thinks the Freemans are good country people. Mrs. Hopewell also thinks
As you can see believing in yourself is one of the major parts of perseverance and was in the story a lot. The theme in the books Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix and Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe was perseverance and was shown by the determination to keep going, believing in yourself, and fighting after loss of hope. I think perseverance as a good theme and is pretty common among books because of the power behind its lesson. Perseverance as the theme affected my and the other readers by teaching us to fight for what we believe and keep pushing no matter
Literary Theme Essay In the book The Call of the Wild there was two evident themes. The main theme being love. Love is something all can feel, and most try to hold onto. Love is very important in life, some may say necessary. In the book there are many forms of love, some are very clearly portrayed and some may be harder to recognize.