Revelation "Revelation" starts off at a small town doctor's office in the waiting room. Mrs. Turpin and several other characters are making small talk as they wait to see the doctor. Mrs. Turpin's words quickly reveal the fact that she is a prejudiced snob. She is very quick to judge everyone in the room.
Mary Grace is an ugly girl who is setting in the room listening to all of Mrs. Turpin's judgments. Mary Grace gets very upset with Mrs. Turpin for being so judgmental. Instead of saying something to make her stop, Mary Grace throws her book at Mrs. Turpin.
She then continues to hit and strangle Mrs. Turpin. During the struggle, Mary Grace calls Mrs. Turpin and "old warthog from hell." Mrs. Turpin goes on with her day very angry.
She could not understand what she had in common with a warthog since she was better than everyone else. While Mrs. Turpin was taking care of her family's pigs she had a revelation. She was talking to God and she realized that she was wrong for making judgments so quickly and thinking that she was better than others. There are two conflicts in "Revelation." The first is the physical conflict between Mary Grace and Mrs. Turpin.
The conflict is man versus man because there are two people physically battling. Mary Grace begins by throwing her book at Mrs. Turpin and then hits her and puts her hands around Mrs. Turpin's neck as if to strangle her. The conflict is resolved when other characters in the waiting room step in and call the ambulance. The second conflict is between Mrs.
Turpin and herself. She battles with herself to determine why Mary Grace decided to attack her instead of one of the other people in the room. The battle is resolves when Mrs. Turpin is talking to god and she has her revelation. We are led to believe that Mrs. Turpin no longer thinks so highly of herself.
The story is told in the third person. The narrator is an outsider that knows everything that the main character, Mrs. Turpin sees, and what she is thinking. Mrs. Turpin and the narrator share the same eyes. This allows the reader to get a better sense of Mrs.
Turpin's character, and a rather skewed view of all of the other characters. The main character is Mrs. Turpin. She is a very prejudiced snob. She spends a lot of time putting people into categories of class and race.
She even stays up late at night trying to determine who is better than whom. Her character is revealed through her thoughts and actions. The other characters in the doctor's office help to reveal her character because it gives her people to judge. The narrator tells her thoughts and opinions about all of the other characters. Mrs. Turpin has the main change in the story as she has her revelation.
We are led to believe that she has changed to believe that everyone is equal by the end of the story. Another character is Claud Turpin, Mrs. Turpin's husband. He is an old man with a peg leg. He is hard working and outspoken by his wife. He is the reason Mrs.
Turpin is in the doctor's office. Mary Grace is an ugly girl in the waiting room with her mother. She is introduced by the author through comment. Mary is the character that attacks Mrs.
Turpin and is the cause of her revelation. She is a mean, but relatively quiet teenager. She waits until she just can't take anymore until she attacks Mrs. Turpin. All of the character's actions are believable. The story could take place in any small town, USA.
The author gives the reader no reason to sympathize with any of the characters. Mrs. Turpin almost deserves what she gets with the attack. If the author made the reader sympathize with Mrs. Turpin, the revelation would not have been as important. There needed to be a reason for Mrs.
Turpin to change. The sky is the main symbolism in the story. When Mrs. Turpin is talking to God, the sky changes colors. It is as if God is the sky, and is talking directly to Mrs. Turpin.
At the end of the story, Mrs. Turpin sees a large group of diverse people coming up the hill as though they were all going to heaven. This symbolizes that all types of people end up together in heaven side by side, and nobody judges anyone else. The field seems to represent another dimension that is closer to heaven and allows Mrs.
Turpin to talk to God.