Who Is Mrs. Turpin In Flannery O Connor's Revelation

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In my view, Flannery O’Connor’s “Revelation,” is so-titled because Mary’s action and remark made Mrs. Turpin come to an awareness about her rude and wicked behavior. Mrs. Ruby Turpin is a serious Christian according to her own description. However, the reality is that Mrs. Turpin is a racist woman who is filled with hate for African Americans; but she despises “white trash” even more. Mary on the other hand is described as a teenager who is overweight, however the fact that she is a fat teenager has nothing to do with her intellect or common sense of social fairness. While Mrs. Turpin is having a conversation in the waiting room of the doctor’s office, Mary Grace stares at Mrs. Turpin as she talks about her gratitude and faithfulness to God.
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