When you look at the stories The Company of Wolves, How to Talk to a Hunter, and Good Country People, you can see different types of relationships. All of these relationships display love, but have similarities and differences. The Company of Wolves shows the relationship between a young girl and a werewolf. How to Talk to a Hunter presents a relationship between a faithful woman, and a man who seems to be cheating on her. The last story, Good Country People, reveals a hook up between a young man and women who is later left stranded. From a reader’s perspective one can see that in all of these stories with love comes challenges. In the stories The Company of Wolves and Good Country People there is a similarity between the two females in the …show more content…
Like I said earlier the man in How to Talk to a Hunter is cheating on the narrator in the story and the werewolf in The Company of Wolves has killed the girl’s grandmother. Both of these women seem to have no problem with the actions of the men, and seem to love them after what they have done. The young girl even gave up her virginity to the werewolf right after he had killed her grandmother. It is clear that either these girls did not care, or they had love for the men and gave them forgiveness. Good Country People differs from the two other stories because it shows the hope of love gone wrong. When Hulga and and the young man go up into the barn she is thinking that he has interest in her, which causes her to open up. She hasn’t opened up to anybody in this story besides him. As soon as she let her guard down, the young man decided to take her false leg and leave her stranded in the top of the barn. She had no way of getting down, and the boy ran away to his next victim. She was taking a chance with him, and it turned into a bad situation for
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Not only did Hulga’s wooden leg have a symbolic meaning in the story “Good Country People,” but also the imagery of her spectacles has a symbolic meaning as well. Her glasses symbolically represent the loss of vision and gaining of insight. At the beginning of the story, Hulga is wearing these glasses, which many of us tend to associate with being smart. However she does not gain insight until Manley removes her glasses. It is stated in “Good Country People”, “When her glasses got in his way, he took them off of her and slipped them into his pocket” (O’Conner 1350).
The artificial leg that Hulga “was as sensitive about the artificial leg as a peacock about his tail” symbolizes her vulnerability and her dependence on things despite what she may think, but from this it would be nearly impossible to guess that Manley was
While the couple is on a date in the barn, and Manley brings out the whiskey, cards, and condoms from the hollowed Bible, Hulga realizes that Manley is not the Christian man he claimed to be and says, “Aren’t you … aren’t you just good country people?” (250). This is when she realizes that there is nothing such as a “good country people” because no one is who they claim to be. While it appears that Manley’s character changes from start to end, this is not true; he was hiding who he was at the core in order to produce the results that he wanted which was an exploitation of Hulga. Because of this, the interpretation changes.
There are many things that factor into reasons for loving someone. Often times when people think of reasons for loving someone, they only think about the immediate motives. People do not consider reasons outside the obvious. However, there are many hidden motives that cause people t love one another. Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” and William Shakespeare’s “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun”, show that love can be influenced by an ulterior motive, through the use of specific word choice and storyline twists.
Hulga is a stubborn-minded young woman that believes she is superior to others because they are delusional. This is a result of her losing her leg as a young girl and it causes her to believe in nothing. When she tries to seduce the bible salesman Manley Pointer, she talks about how life is meaningless and reassurance in faith leads to false
Love was the overall reason behind each and there were many examples of love in each story. Saeed and Nadia are the main characters in Moshin Hamid’s novel Exit West. They were both college students, living in the middle east, who had fallen in love with each other. Saeed and Nadia didn’t haven’t a traditional cultural relationship as they are from the middle east where it is still common for arranged marriages to happen over actual love. They were opposites of each other, Nadia was a non traditional woman, by not having much in common with most middle east woman.
She didn’t like dogs or cats or birds or flowers or nature or nice young men” (O’Connor 485), Hulga’s personality might be like this because of her wooden leg. She might have given up on herself because she is not able to do everything she will like. For example, a wooden leg is ugly, uncomfortable, and prevents you from doing certain things. Therefore, the leg is preventing Hulga from being who she really wants to be, that is why she pushes away everything that will make her happy and what define who she really is. The author does not directly mention this in the story, but by the way Hulga acts the reader can conclude that the wooden leg symbolizes her new
When reading a few of Flannery O’Connor’s stories, one cannot help but make a connection with her intensive stories and those of a television show. Both take mostly everyday people and exaggerate them into an absurd nature. Her stories and television shows use shock factors to draw in readers and viewers, respectively. While television shows tend to vary in themes and messages, Flannery O’Connor’s short stories tend to be focused on a few limited messages and themes. Television shows are mostly mindless channels of entertainment, Flannery O’Connor uses her characters not only to entertain, but to also cause readers to reflect inward and think.
Rather than exploring the world around her, Hulga seems content to stay within the boundaries of her farm, missing out on the chance to learn from other cultures and experiences. Her reluctance to connect with others also keeps her from forming relationships that could bring joy and meaning to her life. It's a shame, because Hulga is clearly intelligent, but her refusal to embrace change has prevented her from reaching her full potential. If she were to open herself up to new experiences and relationships, she could find the personal growth and fulfillment she's been
Firstly, to explain why Tell The Wolves I’m Home is a coming of age story or bildungsroman, the reader must have an understanding of what characteristics a bildungsroman story encompasses. According to literarydevices.net: “A bildungsroman is
Love in the story is like the energy in a kid, it drives the story and the characters in the story insane. For example, in the story love is what drove Hero into dying and will end killing Tara at the end, “Why should you go on living when she and I are dead? When no one remembers our names?”
Manley and Hulga choose to go out for a stroll, and in the end they start discussing the idea of life, religion, presence, and God, however for the most part about Hulga 's wooden leg. Manley is extremely inspired by the wooden leg and requests that Hulga let him see it. Hulga, notwithstanding her doctorate in logic, doesn 't have a great deal of involvement with genuine circumstances of a sentimental sort. Manley focuses on this and entices a couple of kisses out of her. They go into the space of the horse shelter to have some protection, and Manley says he adores her.
As the story progresses, love is expressed in the novel. The author uses character perspectives to express the theme of love. Love is a common topic played in society. The many types of love include, love for an object or thing, family love, and the love for the
Short stories often have a character or several characters that establish connections through the events and experiences in the story. In Flannery O'Connor's short story “Good Country People”, Hulga and Manley Pointer have create an interesting relationship quickly in the story. Hulga and Pointer have different perspectives towards their relationship. Hulga sees their relationship is of Manley's innocent love for Hulga. While Pointer establishes a relationship of illusion to take advantage of Hulga.