Good Country People Character Analysis

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This story does not strongly depict which character is good and which is bad, but you can say that both characters have their flaws and both have evil characteristics. Neither one has a direct calling from God but the barn scene is a clear message of right from wrong. Hulgas self centered and manipulating personality shows that she uses her insecurities to try to take advantage of others. Pointers character is a bad con man who takes advantage of these projected insecurities to get what he wants, and break people down. In addition both characters do not follow a strong religious background. They lack God and this helps draw them to do wrong. To conclude, Hulga and Pointer represent evil presence from their lack of goodness and religion in O 'Connor 's opinion. Not only does Good Country People depicts this but also The Life you Save May be Your Own. Lastly, The Life You Save May be Your Own is the final example of good and evil. The first character to discuss is Mr. Shiftlet. Mr. Shiftlet, a one armed carpenter with a, “look of composed dissatisfaction”(O’Connor 48) stumbles upon and older woman and her handicapped daughter Lucynell. He takes an interest into their broken down car and offers to do handy work for them to fulfill his greed. He portrays himself as,“a character in search of a religious experience”(Deigan 133) due to his lack of guidance. His relationship with Lucynell progress and he is able to teach her how to say a few words. After convincing Shiftlet to

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