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.
People with disabilities and their caretakers are stigmatized for not being able to keep up, but they are not viewed as not having a “real” disability if they are too productive. Instead of viewing this as a symptom for their disease or disability, Hillyer believes this is a healthier way of living, and she encourages her readers to adopt similar techniques for managing their responsibilities. She especially criticizes the unrealistic, fast-paced speed that women are expected to maintain, despite personal obstacles. Hillyer, having lived in the intersection between the feminist and disability communities for most of her life, emphasizes the importance of allowing women to abandon the traditional concept of a highly productive “superwoman” and instead replace it with the knowledge that every woman dealing with a disease or disability, in themselves or loved ones, is a
Despite being inferior to Emma in social standing, thus not representing a real threat to her social standing, it not surprising Emma takes an immediate dislike towards her. Although described as possessing “very pleasing beauty” (161), it is not Jane’s attractiveness that threatens Emma’s position, but her preeminent talent and elegance which “received every advantage of discipline and culture” (158). For that reason, Emma has no trouble nurturing Harriet the “sweet, docile” (23), while feeling such disdain towards Jane, although their circumstances are very much alike. This observation is parallel to Riviere’s psychoanalytic outline of a successful, intelligent woman, seeking to integrate into a social network dominated by men, in regard to her relationship with other women “since she reached womanhood, her rivalry with women had been more acute in regard to intellectual
One final example of physiognomy in “Good Country People” is Joy being described as “bloated, rude and squint-eyed” (O’Connor, “Good Country People”). This description shows that Joy feels that she is better than other people because she is more educated. However, this turns out not to be true as Manley Pointer outsmarts her. The theme of “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” is better advanced through
Fletcher explains that a woman ‘had been well-trained for the role of household manager in adolescence’ . Nevertheless, some women had the privilege to be properly educated. The best example would be Margaret Roper, who was Thomas More’s daughter. He encouraged her to study a lot of subjects traditionally taught to women, but also subjects seen as “male” subject, such as
She motivates the narrator to impress her which leads him to be disappointed. However, the use of Mangan’s sister as a symbol in “Araby” is more effective than the use of the girls in “A&P” because the narrator in “Araby” has been thinking of and admiring Mangan’s sister throughout his daily activities. It shows that she is important to him and his shyness and helplessness lead him to frustration. When he has a chance to impress her, it makes the readers feel a sense of true affection towards the character because she has been the only person he cares about. In contrast, the narrator in “A&P” has only just met the girls.
The concept of status inconsistency is a combination of positive and negative influences regarding a person 's social status. For example, although a certified nursing assistant is passionate about helping others and their duties are to provide personal care to their patients such as bathing, eating, and so forth their salary pay is low.
Helen had worked very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for she wanted very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though she was outstanding, Helen Keller also needed to learn to relax and enjoy herself more. Quite reserved and somewhat inhibited in her relationships with others, Helen Keller felt that she is better off by herself. Helen felt that she did not fit in very well with people and she finds team-work in groups or associations difficult to achieve. A mostly subconscious process that she was apt to over indulge in because it was so familiar and hence easy for her.
Eliza gets treated as a component of an experiment. They are rude to her and short-tempered with her. Higgins and Pickering impatience are not directed at anything she does or does not do, but at her mere mortality.They find her a source of entertainment, they also treated her as an experiment rather then a person. They often bring her down because she is not educated or ‘smart’ but in reality she learns fast and its able to understand and learn new things easily. “ELIZA.
It is perfectly normal to see how other people might be doing better in life more than you, it is actually pretty healthy, because you could actually use that as a some form of motivation. However, some people suffer from what people call is as an unrealistic inadequacy throughout the person's entire life. It is most commonly known as having inferiority complex. It is basically when someone feels inferior in any type of way in almost every situation. TWO TYPES OF INFERIORITY • The first type are those people who actually know they are either good looking, intelligent, etc.