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  • Home Of Mrs Hopewell And Hulga
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    In Flannery O'Connor's short story 'Good Country People,' Hulga is a woman who lives with her mother, Mrs. Hopewell, and has an artificial leg. Mrs. Freeman is a lady who was hired by Mrs. Hopewell to work around her property. A theme that seems to re curr in 'Good Country People' is lying that becomes harsher each time. Mrs. Freeman works on tricking Mrs. Hopewell into leaving Hulga alone. She is constantly telling Mrs. Hopewell about each of her daughters and always gossiping. Perhaps she occu...
  • Hulga
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    Good Country People and Those Who Hate Them In Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People", the protagonist Hulga, spends her entire adult life doing her best to deny and rebel against her mother's optimistic attitude. Hulga is a highly educated southern woman who lost her leg in an accident at the age of ten and suffers from a heart ailment. Due to these hardships, at thirty-two she still lives with her mother, and is very negative about life. The highly educated Hulga feels superior to those aro...
  • Significance Of Hulga's Leg
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    Good Country People: Like Julian in "Everything that Rises Must Converge", Hulga is a proud intellectual and has little doubt of her belief in "nothingness". However, by the end, she has fallen prey to the same naive stereotypes as her mother. Do you think her beliefs are based on reason or on the desire to distinguish herself from the ignorance which is all around her Hulga accentuates her wooden leg by making unnecessary noises when she walks and plays up the deformity by wearing ugly clothing...
  • Wooden Leg Of Hulga
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    SYMBOLISM IN GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE Symbolism plays a major role in Flannery O Connor's story, Good Country People. Multiple objects that are presented in the story appear initially to be merely props, but the reader later discovers these props to actually be extremely important and necessary to the dynamics of the story. These props, or objects, symbolically represent the personalities of the characters who possess and / or use them. One such object in the story is the wooden leg of Hulga. When th...
  • Educated Hulga
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    "Never let your schooling get in the way of your education" -Mark Twain "Good Country People", by Flannery OConnor, presents us with a look into the monotonous lives of three women living together on a rural farm. All three women are set in their old-fashioned ways, having experienced very little of life, out on the farm. A bible salesman named Manley Pointer, appearing like nothing more than simple, "good country people" (1), pays them a visit one day. It turns out that this simple country boy ...
  • Hulga's Mother
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    who see through to nothing". First, the italicized preposition highlights an internal conflict. Unconsciously she looks "away" and "down" as if in avoidance. But here, the preposition "through" would suggest that she thinks that her perception penetrates reality to its essence, as opposed to avoiding it. This contradicts the comment the narrator makes, "for she seldom paid close attention to her surroundings". Next, we find that she does have illusions, because the "green swelling lake" is an il...

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