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Flannery O’Connor’s Good Country People - Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” describes the lives of a mother, Mrs. Hopewell and her daughter, Joy and the irony of their relationship. This passage from the short story expounds on their character development through details of their lives. The selected paragraph uses a matter-of-fact tone to give more information about Mrs. Hopewell and Joy. Flannery O’Connor has given an objective recount of the story, which makes the third person narrator a reliable source. Mrs. Hopewell’s feelings are given on her daughter to examine their relationship....   [tags: Good Country People Essays]
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Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" In "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor, uses symbolism in the choice of names, almost to the point of being ironic and humorous. These names center around the personality and demeanor of the characters. Hulga, once known as Joy, simply changed her name because it was the ugliest she could think of. Mrs. Freeman's name is ironic because she is burdened by the land that she works, so is not really free. Mrs. Hopewell?s name is also ironic, because she trys to provide hope, but is in fact empty in her talk....   [tags: Good Country People Flannery O'Connor] 707 words
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Relationships in Good Country People, by Flannery O'Connor -   Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" is a story told through the examination of the relationships between the four main characters. All of the characters have distinct feelings about the others, from misunderstanding to contempt. Both Joy-Hulga, the protagonist, and Manley Pointer, the antagonist, are multi-faceted characters. While all of the characters have different levels of complexity, Joy-Hulga and Manley Pointer are the deepest and the ones with the most obvious facades. The first character we encounter is Mrs....   [tags: Good Country People Essays]
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The Significance of Names in Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - The Significance of Names in Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" Most of Flannery O'Connor's stories seem to contain the same elements: satirical and regional humor, references to God and Christianity, violent similes and metaphors, lots of stereotypical characters, grotesque humor and often focuses a lot of description on character's clothes and faces. However, one of the most important elements of O'Connor's "Good Country People" is the relevance of names. Her choice of names seem to give indications about the personalities of the characters and seem to be more relevant to the story than what the reader would commonly overlook as simply being stock character names....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor Good Country People]
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Ignorance Is Bliss in Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" has a steady demonstration of irony, much of it based on the title of the story. Ignorance is also a major issue in the work, both Ms. Freeman and Ms. Hopewell exhibit this clearly. However ironically, Hulga exhibits this with her knowledge. She takes pride in her own intellect and in her knowledge of existentialism. Hulga's existentialist ideas come crashing down because of her naïveté and lack of dependence on others. Hulga believes she is self sustained however she realizes when the bible salesman steals her leg that this isn't so....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor, Good Country People]
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Naïveté in Flannery O'Connor’s Good Country People - Naïveté in Flannery O'Connor’s Good Country People In "Good Country People," Flannery O'Connor skillfully presents a story from a third-person point of view, in which the protagonist, Joy-Hulga, believes that she is not one of those good country people. Joy is an intelligent and educated but emotionally troubled young woman, struggling to live in a farm environment deep in the countryside of the southeast United States, where she feels that she does not belong. Considering herself intellectually superior to the story's other characters, she experiences an epiphany that may lead her to reconsider her assumptions....   [tags: O'Connor Good Country People Essays]
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Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find and Good Country People - “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” and “Good Country People” are two short stories written by Flannery O’Connor during her short lived writing career. Despite the literary achievements of O’Connor’s works, she is often criticized for the grotesqueness of her characters and endings of her short stories and novels. Her writings have been described as “understated, orderly, unexperimental fiction, with a Southern backdrop and a Roman Catholic vision, in defiance, it would seem, of those restless innovators who preceded her and who came into prominence after her death”(Friedman 4)....   [tags: Good Country People, A Good Man is Hard to Find]
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Significance of Names in Flannery O’Conner’s Good Country People - Significance of Names in Flannery O’Conner’s Good Country People The story “Good Country People”, by Flannery O’Conner is a work that uses characterization in a new and interesting way to help shape and present the characters of this story. One of the main characters is Hulga Hopewell, also known as Joy Hopewell. This characters name plays a very ironic role in the story. Through the use of such a peculiar name O’Conner helps to develop and build the characteristics of Hulga. In the story “Good Country People” the use of the name Hulga (Joy) Hopewell helps to further build upon the characterization of Hulga and give the reader a deeper understanding of the character....   [tags: O’Conner Good Country People Essays]
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Good Country People Review - ... In her opinion, it would be better if Joy had major in something more useful and worth bragging about. Mrs. Hopewell does not realize, that while she is very accepting of the Freemans, she neglects Joy. “Mrs. Hopewell like to tell people that Glynese and Carramae were two of the finest girls she knew and that Mrs. Freeman was a lady and that she was never ashamed to take her anywhere or introduce her to anybody they might meet” (1) Even though they have flaws and annoying characteristics, Mrs....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor books] 1418 words
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Good and Evil in Good Country People - Good and Evil in Good Country People      In "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor, the masked truth is reflected unequivocally through the reality in the story, its equal counterpart. For every good or evil thing, there is an antagonist or opposing force. Each character has a duplicate personality mirrored in someone else in the story. In the story, the names and personalities of the characters clash. The name is the mask covering the personality, which is representative of the reality aspect of each character....   [tags: people]
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Good and Evil in Good Country People - Good and Evil in Good Country People   In her short story, Good Country People, Flannery O’Connor employs all the elements of humor, irony and, paradox intermingled within the system of Christian belief in evil and redemption. This is no more evident than in the character of Joy, the daughter, who had lost a leg in a hunting accident at the age of 12 and who now has a wooden leg in his place. Throughout the story, it becomes increasingly clear that Joy’s physical affliction is closely paralleled by a spiritual one as well....   [tags: people]
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Good Country People - In Flannery O’Connor’s stories, “Good Country People”, “Everything that Rises Must Converge”, ”A Good Man is Hard to Find”, and “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”, there are many similar characters and situations. Few, if any of the characters are likeable, and most of them are grotesque. Two of the stories have characters that view themselves as superior in one way or another to those around them, and in some cases these characters experience a downfall, illustrating the old proverb, “Pride goeth before a fall” (King James Bible ,Proverbs 16:18)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, O'connor] 856 words
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Good Country People by Flannery O'connor - Flannery O’Connor was born on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia. She was an American writer. O’Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories in her life time. She was a southern writer who wrote in Southern Gothic style. In the Article, Female Gothic Fiction Carolyn E. Megan asks Dorothy Allison what Southern Gothic is to her and she responded with, “It’s a lyrical tradition. Language. Iconoclastic, outrageous as hell, leveled with humor. Yankees do it, but Southerners do it more. It’s the grotesque.”(Bailey 1) Later she was asked who one of her role models was and she stated that Flannery O’Connor was one she could relate to....   [tags: american writer, biography, gender]
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Good Country People, by Flannery O'Connor - ... Furthermore, Joy chooses to be an Atheist within the bible belt of America. Her lack of religious faith and faith in general creates a moral difference between her household, community, and herself. In the short story Good Country People, O’Conner uses a wooden leg to symbolize a woman’s faith in nothing. The wooden leg represents the woman’s attitude on life. O’Connor uses the wooden leg to represent the ugliness and the absolute nothing that has replaced the woman’s Faith. --The Critics It can also be argued that the characteristics of alienation in “Good Country People” can also be considered characteristics of isolation....   [tags: Book Response, Character Analysis] 1487 words
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Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor - ... O’Connor, who also had to move home because she was getting sick with lupus, could not follow her life dreams. Lupus can sometimes be confused with a heart disorder, because it attacks the heart. O’Connor also has Joy change her name from Joy to Hulga. O’Connor did the same thing in college; she changed her name from Mary Flannery O’Connor, to just Flannery O’Connor. All these parallels show us the resemblance from Joy to O’Connor herself and her personal experiences; they were both very educated women who were forced to abandon their hopes and dreams of the academic world to live at home to live out their lives with diseases that would soon take their lives....   [tags: parallels between fiction and real life] 837 words
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Good Country People by Flannery O'connor - Even though, a person likes to think they are in control, life will show them they are in less control than thought they were. In Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” the character Hulga is a person that wants to maintain control in every aspect of her life good or bad. To Hulga it seems she is in constant control of her surroundings and her life. However, she does not have control that she thinks has. Hulga’s birth name was Joy. When Joy/Hulga was 21, she wanted to show her mother she was in control by changing her name....   [tags: hulga, control, inferior mind]
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Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor - The theme of Innocence and Experience is presented in the short story Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor. Hulga is a thirty years old woman with a wooden leg that clearly has resentment towards her mother for treating her like a child. Hulga lost her leg at a young age and has a terrible heart condition so her mother always felt the need to treat her a child. She has done everything in her power to go against her mother. Knowing that she is not like the women around her that marry off at an early age such as Camarae or as pretty as Glynese, Hulga drowns herself in reading and has even obtained a PhD....   [tags: theme of innocence & experience, short story] 1016 words
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Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Good Country People” is about four main characters and their misconceptions about one another and life in general. Country people are usually considered to be humble and hard-working individuals and Flannery O’Connor uses the concept as an ironic title in her story “Good Country People”. The story opens with a description of Mrs. Freeman who is the wife of Mrs. Hopewell’s most recent tenant farmer. Mrs. Hopewell was hesitant in hiring her due to hearing from Mrs....   [tags: short story analysis]
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Plot Development in Good Country People and A Rose for Emily - In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”, the characters and theme are developed through irony, suspense, and symbolism. Some readers might find the title of Faulkner’s story, “A Rose for Emily,” ironic. As a Symbol, the rose usually signifies romantic love. Assuming that Faulkner is well aware of a rose’s symbolic meanings, why does he wish to name his story about a doomed and perverse love affair. Faulkner causes the reader to believe this is a classic love story....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]
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Symbolization in the Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor - “Good Country People” is a short story written by Flannery O’Connor in the mid 50’s. The story takes place on farm in Georgia that Mrs. Hopewell owns. Flannery O’Connor uses the characters names and personalities to symbolize that they aren’t really who they think they are. The protagonist Joy-Hulga has a heart condition which and a peg leg. Her heat condition and disability reflects that she is a broken and weak person on the inside. Mrs. Hopewell is Joy-Hulga’s mother, she is very hopeful that her daughter would be something in life but Joy has other visions for herself....   [tags: sympathy, bible, prosthetic]
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Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor - ... Her leg is used as a tool to illustrate to others her miserable state. She stomps around and purposely makes an “ugly-sounding” (9) noise. As bad as the situation of losing her leg may be, what is worse is how she uses it. The leg, though inanimate and built to be very strong, is her crutch, both literally and psychologically. This crutch is what makes her so weak and bitter. When Hulga says to her mother, Mrs. Hopewell, “if you want me, here I am- like I am” (2) this demonstrates Hulga’s reliance on her crutch....   [tags: personality, morals, goodwill] 560 words
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Nihilism in O’Connor's Good Country People - One’s attitude toward the world and life in general often proves self-destructive. Flannery O’Connor, in her short story, “Good Country People,” uses a variety of rhetoric devices such as symbolism, characterization, and irony to portray how a nihilistic philosophy of life can ultimately lead to ruin. She depicts how people tend to stereotype in ways that prevent them from thinking or seeing clearly, and how it can ultimately lead to devastating consequences. The short story focuses on the expectations of Hulga Hopewell and the irony of her encounter with a traveling Bible salesman....   [tags: literary analysis] 997 words
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The Mental Impact of Physical Disabilities - ... She and Robert developed such a good attitude that they continued their relationship for ten years through recorded tapes, where they would share details about what was going on in each other’s lives in great detail (Carver 102). Having a highly optimistic view on life has lead Robert to develop an overall glass-half-full attitude. In contrast there exists Hulga, who seems to let her overall misfortunes with health totally ruin her happiness. Unlike Robert, she possesses an overall negative attitude towards life that turns her into an unfriendly person....   [tags: Cathedral, Good Country People]
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Good Country People - Good Country People “Woman, Do You Ever Look Inside?” There are many themes within Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Good Country People”. Religion is definitely one of the more prominent themes that the story holds. Like most of O’Connor’s works, it plays a big part in the actions or characteristics of the main characters. This is all on the surface however. The more important and less accentuated theme is the various facades the characters create for themselves. These facades prevent them from facing their true “grotesque” selves....   [tags: essays papers] 1274 words
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Good Country People, a Review and Analysis - Everyone wants to believe that they are beautiful. For this reason, we tend to seek out that approval from others including our parents, friends, and other loved ones. Flannery O'Connor's story, "Good Country People," focuses on this particular theme. In her narrative, a young girl named Joy Hopewell longs for her mother's approval. When she does not find it, Joy begins to believe that she is unworthy of anyone's admiration. This basic premise allows for Manley Pointer to easily win Joy's trust....   [tags: American Literature] 557 words
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Characterization of Joy in "Good Country People" - Joy Hopewell is the thirty-three-year-old maimed child of Ms. Hopewell in Flannery O'Connor's short story, Good Country People." Joy is characterized throughout the story as an ungrateful, childish adult with a bad temperament. Joy's leg has been shot off in a hunting accident over twenty years ago, and it can be presumed that at least some of her behavioral issues can be attributed to the accident. Ms. Hopewell, the eternally helpful and kind character, wakes up at seven each morning to light the heaters in her and Joy's rooms....   [tags: European Literature] 560 words
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Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor - Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor Good Country People'; by Flannery O’Connor is an excellent example of irony in literature. From beginning to end it has a steady procession of irony, much of it based on the title of the story: “Good Country People.'; In the beginning of the story we meet Mrs. Freeman, wife of the hired hand. She and her husband have been working for Mrs. Hopewell for four years. “The reason for her keeping them so long was that they were not trash. They were ‘Good Country People,’'; according to Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers] 846 words
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Daddy Good Country People and Shiloh - Daddy Good Country People and Shiloh Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”, Flannary O’Connor’s “Good Country People”, and Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh” all have something in common. In each, the relationship between a parent and child is discussed. It is left up to the reader to decide the nature of the relationship. Although what stands out in Sylvia Plath’s poem "Daddy" is the Nazi imagery, it is interesting to note that the father is not called a Nazi in the first half of the poem. In the first stanza he is a "black shoe / In which [she has] lived like a foot" (2-3) which is certainly a stifling image but not yet a clear reference to the father's evil nature....   [tags: essays papers]
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Flannery OConnors "Good Country People" - 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 recurr 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 410 words
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Imperfection and Faith in A Good Man is Hard to Find and Good Country People - Knowing Flannery O’Connor’s religious conviction, one cannot overlook this underlying tone in both of her regarded stories “A Good Man is hard to Find” and “Good Country People”. It is often said of those who stand outside of religious conviction that faith seems to come in handy to people only when it is valuable to get them out of a predicament, of which they have likely placed themselves through insensitive behavior and decisions. In such a desperate attempt to appeal to faith, one only finds emptiness and a fate that leaves them hopeless or even dead....   [tags: Flanney O´Connor, belief, fate, grandmother]
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The Character of Hulga in Good Country People by Mary Flannery O'Connor - The Character of Hulga in Good Country People by Mary Flannery O'Connor   By definition joy means a great feeling of pleasure and happiness. In Mary Flannery O'Connor's short story Good Country People, Joy Freeman was not at all joyful. Actually, she was the exact opposite. Joy's leg was shot off in a hunting accident when she was ten. Because of that incident, Joy was a stout girl in her thirties who had never danced a step or had any normal good times. (O'Connor 249). She had a wooden leg that only brought her teasing from others and problems in doing daily activities....   [tags: Country Mary Flannery O'Connor]
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Irony and Characterization in O’Connor’s Good Country People - ... She hates the name Hulga which Joy choose for herself because of its ugly harshness, as a kind of joke only she understands. Early in the story Mrs. Hopewell describes this situation; “Her name was really Joy but as soon as she was 21 and away from home, she had had it legally changed. Mrs. Hopewell was certain that she had thought and thought until she had hit upon the ugliest name in any language. Then she had gone and had the beautiful named, Joy, changed without telling her mother until after she had done it....   [tags: characters, behaviors, deformities, firgurative] 927 words
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Roles of Women in the Odyssey, Sakuntala and Good Country People - Roles of Women in the Odyssey, Sakuntala and Good Country People The changing role of women in literature from the late 8th century B.C. to the 21 century A.D. is evident that women have become more or less respectful in later works. This is portrayed in the Odyssey, Sakuntala and Good Country People. In Sakauntala women are treated more like slaves. While in the Odyssey they are more less equals. However in Sakuntala, women are given more responsibilities. Implying that women are entrusted with more capabilities....   [tags: essays papers]
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Things are Not Always as They Seem with Good Country People - Things are Not Always as They Seem with Good Country People "Why that looks like the nice dull young man that tried to sell me a Bible yesterday," Mrs. Hopewell said, squinting. "He must of been trying to sell them to the Negros back in there. He was so simple," she said, "but I guess the world would be better off if we were all that simple" (145). At the end of the story, Mrs. Hopewell considers Manley Pointer "simple." Little did she know that this "simple" man had just caused Hulga severe mental and physical anguish....   [tags: Papers] 530 words
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Good Country People by Flannery OConnor Characterization as Theme - Good Country People by Flannery OConnor Characterization as Theme The Depth of Hulga?s Despair Characterization is the most prevalent component used for the development of themes in Flannery O?Connor?s satirical short story ?Good Country People.. O?Connor artistically cultivates character development throughout her story as a means of creating multi-level themes that culminate in allegory. Although the themes are independent of each other, the characters are not; the development of one character is dependent upon the development of another....   [tags: essays papers] 902 words
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People Skills versus Formal Education in Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor - People Skills versus Formal Education in Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor "Never let your schooling get in the way of your education" -Mark Twain "Good Country People", by Flannery O’Connor, 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....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Comparing Pride in A Good Man is Hard to Find, Good Country People and Revelation - Pride in A Good Man is Hard to Find, Good Country People and Revelation   Pride is a very relevant issue in almost everyone's lives. Only when a person is forced to face his pride can he begin to overcome it. Through the similar themes of her short stories, Flannery O'Connor attempts to make her characters realize their pride and overcome it. In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," the grandmother is a typical Southern lady. This constant effort to present herself a Southern lady is where her pride is grounded....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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“The Salt of the Earth”: Feminism and New Historicism in Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” - Feminism and Historicism play a major part in Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “Good Country People”, first published in 1955. The story focuses on the importance of identity and the parallels between truth and deception. In “Good Country People”, the Hopewell family, maintain a small farm in rural Georgia with the help of tenants the Freemans. The pious Mrs. Hopewell’s mottos ‘nothing is perfect’ and ‘it takes all kinds to make the world’ are manifested in her unmarried thirty-two year old daughter, Joy who later changes her name to Hulga, wears a prosthetic wooden leg because of a childhood accident....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Paradox of Nothing within Flannery O’Connor’s Short Story, Good Country People - ... Freeman, “If you want me, here I am – LIKE I AM” but she is not simply who she is, she is an empty shell of false sophistication and ego. Her name change also explains much of her complex as “She saw it as the name of her highest creative act”. She may have changed it, yet allowed no one else to use it she didn’t very much know how to identify herself, “Hulga” is merely the idea of her highest ideal character, and in the end Hulga is the one that gets fooled. The irony embedded in her spirit is quite high, since she merely procured it as a tool; an assertion that she needed nothing yet took pride in her character....   [tags: mystical vision, Christian, nihilistic philosopher]
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Comparing and Contrasting the Protagonists in Flannery O’Connor’s Good Country People and Hawthorne's The Minister’s Black Veil - In the Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” Joy/Hulga Hopewell is the main protagonist. In “The Minister’s Black Veil,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne the protagonist is Minister Hooper. Both of the main characters represent different views on religion, humanity, and humility. Hulga does not really believe in anything. Her main focus is trying to be smarter than others to compensate for her medical problems. Minister Hooper is a very good man, believes solely in Christ, and throughout the story we come to see how his views on religion reflect his humanity and humility....   [tags: Compare/Contrast, Literary Analysis] 1772 words
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Underlying Messages in Everything That Rises Must Converge and Good Country People - Underlying Messages in Everything That Rises Must Converge and Good Country People         Flannery O'Connor's "Everything That Rises Must Converge" and "Good Country People" have extremely complex story lines. What makes these stories so involved is how the characters relate to others. Discovering who the characters in the stories are and what they represent becomes the reader's purpose and goal. In order to truly understand her stories the reader must look deeper than the surface. The underlying messages must be searched for as a person looking for hidden treasure....   [tags: Everything That Rises Must Converge Essays]
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The Country of Singapore - Introduction Singapore as a country has had various transformations throughout its history, however the period 1950 and 1970 was quite critical. Much of these changes had a lot to do with the development of trade and manufacturing. This is without forgetting the financial sector where the intention was to come up with a financial hub that could be used in economic development. Looking at the case of Singapore, we would say that it is a productive economy with a very high market competition. This observation has been further clarified by the Swiss International Institute for Management Development, going with their report that they released in the year 2001 (Chellaraj & Mattoo, 2009)....   [tags: various transformations, country history]
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Are Illegal Immigrants Good or Bad for This Country? - For years immigration has been a major problem in this country for instance , people just can't decide if Illegal Immigrants are good or bad for this country. I think illegal immigrants are good for this country, because to me it helps the country grow economically, by helping increase employment, attracting tourists and it helps to export products to other countries. But I also understand those who are against immigration, because I know how inconvenient it can be to see immigrants coming to your birth country, taking jobs that cud have been yours and getting access to public benefits and programs....   [tags: contribution to the economy] 637 words
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The Country Dancing Hall - The Country Dancing Hall "Get down, turn around, go to town, Boot Scootin' Boogie!" This is a familiar piece of music sung by Brooks and Dunn that is regularly heard at my favorite place, "Boot Scootin' Thursday" at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Many people believe that country music is just singers whining about their divorce, the death of their dog, etc. In reality, however, it is much more than that. Country music is all about life experiences. This place allows people of all ages to be free, spend time with those they care about, and just have fun....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, country, dance] 1007 words
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Cry, The Beloved Country: The Breakdown And Rebuilding Of South Africa - Cry, The Beloved Country: The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Society “...what God has not done for South Africa man must do.” pg. 25 In the book, Cry, the Beloved Country, written by Alan Paton, some major conflicts follow the story from beginning to end. Two of these conflicts would be as follows; first, the breakdown of the ever so old and respected tribe; and second, the power of love and compassion and how that it can rebuild broken relationships. This story gives the reader the perfect perspective in learning about the injustices that have taken place in South Africa, and it gives us a sense of the trials and hardships the blacks went through then....   [tags: Cry, The Beloved Country Essays] 1016 words
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Good Peoples Country - Choose three or four characters from Cat’s Cradle and Good Country People and discuss them in terms of existentialism and nihilism. 	In both Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonegut and Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor the authors show how a character is corrupted and changed from an existentialist to a nihilist. The existentialist ends up losing their faith in life, and is left believing in nothing. They then turn to being nihilist after having the only thing they believed destroyed. In both stories the author uses both existentialist which is corrupted by nihilist....   [tags: essays research papers] 729 words
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