Symbolism is when the author uses objects to add deeper meaning to the story without mentioning it in the story. In Flannery O’Connor’s story, “Good Country People”, she uses symbolism to illustrate the antagonist and protagonist with more insight; for example, Manley’s hollow Bible signify how he really does not believe in Christianity, Hulga’s wooden leg portrayed her personality, and her name change represents how she is not the same girl she once was. First of all, the author introduces Manley Pointer as a young man that goes around homes selling Bibles, but little did she know that was not the case. When Manley Pointer goes on a date with Hulga the truth is revealed. Hulga has the impression that Manley is a young nice man that sells Bibles
Essay 3: Pride as a Character Flaw, Option A In Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor, Joy (later renamed Hulga) becomes blinded by her pride due to a bible salesman that turns out to be less than adequately stereotyped. Duped into succumbing to his tricks, the main character Joy allows her pride to keep her from seeing the truth until it’s too late. Joy’s pride contributes to her downfall because she hides behind a wall of intelligence to accommodate for her wooden leg.
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.
In “Good Country People”, O’Connor uses humor. The humor is found among the characters. She uses humor to create plot twists. The way the humor is set up ends in a tragic event.
genuinely mind boggling story displayed as a basic story about great nation individuals. It begins with two ladies, the two moms, examining their youngsters. Mrs. Freeman works for Mrs. Hopewell and has two little girls, one wedded with a child in transit and one simply doing her own particular thing. Mrs. Hopewell has one little girl, Joy, who renamed herself Hulga to make herself additionally unappealing. She is a lady with a terrible heart, a wooden leg, and has never been enamored.
In the short story, “Good Country People”, by Flannery O’Connor there is a heartthrob in town. Manley Pointer is a charming, young, country boy who wants nothing more but to spread the word of God in small rural towns near his. There is so much more to Manley than what meets the eye, not only is he a young, honest, country boy, he is also dying. Instead of wallowing in self pity from the knowledge of his diagnosis, Manley still continues to share and sell the Bible which is seen as remarkable by many. Manley’s irresistible charm and exuberance make him even more appealing to the customers which can potentially make his job a bit easier.
• A steamboat crashes into the raft, which, in turn, separating Huck and Jim. • After the steamboat collision with the raft, Huck finds himself in front of the Gangerford house. • The conflict between the Grangerfords and Shephardsons is introduced as the Grangerfords harshly ask if he is from the Shephardson family. • Once inside the house, Huck further learns about the conflict between the two families and that they have been fighting for so long that they do not even remember why.
Christianity is Everywhere After reading and analyzing multiple pieces of southern literature, one can effortlessly conclude, Christianity is a vital part of southern culture. Each piece of literature mentioned below displays some sort of connection with the Christian faith. With just a morsel of intellectual analyzation one can conclude that although the south may not be centered on Christianity, it is most certainly evident in many aspects of it. For example, the short story titled “Sweat” written by Zora Neale Hurston, a rugged independent black woman named Delia is being abused by her husband, Sykes (Hurston 2).
Theme Analysis of “Good Country People” As we look forward in our literature adventure, we focus our efforts towards the “theme “of the story that we are reading. First, we need to gain a clear understanding of the meaning of theme. As provided in our textbook, “theme is the central idea or meaning of a story” (Meyers 242). Now that we have received the definition, we can begin to dissect a story from our reading of the week.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem made the analogy that life is like a road that must be traveled with a dragon on the side, waiting to devour any who stray off the road. Within the analogy, the dragon represents the personal temptations everyone has struggled to overcome in order to reach God, who waits at the end of the road. Although everyone struggles with their own personal temptations, most can be put into one of the seven deadly sins: pride, greed, anger, sloth, envy, lust, and gluttony. Flannery O’Connor focused on these in her short stories by creating characters that embodied certain sins. In some of her most known stories, such as “Good Country People,” “The Life You Save May be Your Own,’’ and “The Displaced Person,” she focused on pride, greed, and anger, respectively.