Good Country People Situational Irony Analysis

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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. The author uses characterization, religion, and the physical problems of the characters, to create this irony in

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