Good Country People Hulga Analysis

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Brian Duffie
Mrs. Campbell
American Literature II
Themes in “Good Country People” Many lessons can be learned from “Good Country People”. Some of the major themes throughout the story include education, hierarchy, and identity. Education is a major theme throughout the story because Hulga is thirty-two year old who has a lot of education. What is ironic is that she is surrounded by a lot of people who are uneducated. Being educated is not a bad thing, however; she is under the impression that because she is educated that makes her better than everyone else. She is often grumpy from feeling stuck around these uneducated people due to her health issues. Another theme that is recurring in the story is a sense of hierarchy. Mrs. Hopewell
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