Essays Tagged: "Good Country People"

Old vs New South, paper based on Flannery O'Conner's book A Good Man is Hard to Find.

Paper based on Flannery O'Conner's book A Good Man is Hard to Find -Old vs New SouthIn Flannery O'Connor's stories, 'A Good Man is Hard to Fin ... ut the new south can be shown by carefully examining and interpreting these stories.In the story 'A Good Man is Hard to Find', O'Connor uses many different characters as representatives of different g ... ther could have killed the children's mother just by turning to face her.The third generation in 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' is represented by the two children John Wesley and June Star. O'Connor bas ...

(5 pages) 211 0 5.0 Jul/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This essay is a compare and contrast essay. It deals with Flannery O'conners "Good Country People" and Steinbecks "The Chrysanthemums".

hroughout the United States, mainly in rural parts of the states. In both "The Chrysanthemums" and "Good Country People", the main characters (Elisa and Joy) are looked down upon by man. Elisa and Joy ... ans on her own. Furthermore, Elisa is trying to prove her belonging the man's world. In contrast to Good Country People", Joy is portrayed to be a masculine character due to the fact that she has a Ph ...

(4 pages) 108 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A comparison of Julian in "Everything That Rises Must Converge" and Hulga in "Good COuntry People," two stories by Flannery O'Connor.

Flannery O'Connor's two narratives, "Everything That Rises Must Converge" and "Good Country People," are different stories presenting different characters, different plots, and di ... and their relationship. "Everything That Rises Must Converge" concerns Julian and his mother, and "Good Country People" concerns Hulga and her mother. As the two stories unfold, the similarities betw ...

(3 pages) 87 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Flannery O'Conners "Good Country People"

nderful story but why not add a twist of mistrust and deceit. That's what Flannery O'conner did in "Good Country People." By doing this she communicated her theme that people aren't always what them s ... ze exaggerates the theme very well.The way the characters were developed showed their diversity in "Good Country People". Hulga had a degree in philosophy which made her believe that she was smarter t ...

(3 pages) 218 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay outlines the truth of our everyday activities and how we can be easily swayed to make decisions that can affect our life in many ways

"Good Country People", by Flannery O'Connor presents us with a look into the monotonous lives of thre ... e, out on the farm. A bible salesman named Manley Pointer, appearing like nothing more than simple, good country person, pays them a visit one day. It turns out that this simple country boy is actuall ...

(3 pages) 41 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A comparison of the short stories "Good Country people" and "Where are you going, Where have you been?"

There are many similarities between the short stories "Good Country People" and "Where are you going, Where have you been?", most notably their characters. ... movies in a steamy car instead of in a theater. She talks of being beautiful as if it were her only good grace - beauty, to her, is the ultimate goal. She wants to be older, and more beautiful, and th ... realize what she has gotten herself into. She shows her true colors once she is confronted. SheIn "Good Country People", Joy is a relatively normal girl with some not-too-normal problems. For one thi ...

(4 pages) 111 1 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Good Country People; An Insightful Glimpse

she deals with are often ones that she struggled with in her own day to day life. O'Connor's piece, Good Country People, is no exception. One of the main characters, Joy, or Hulga as she preferred to ... rect anyone who might challenge her ideologies. This message is found recurring again and again in "Good Country People". By examining the different literary devices and literary perspectives used, su ...

(8 pages) 166 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor

f mistrust and deceit to really grab you by the heartstrings? That's what Flannery O'Conner did in "Good Country People." Through her vivid character descriptions, she clearly communicates the idea th ... person than what appears on the surface.To say the least, the character development is diverse in "Good Country People." Joy, or Hulga as she preferred to be called, had a degree in philosophy which ...

(4 pages) 122 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparing and Contrasting Connie and Hulga

There are many similarities between the short stories "Good Country People", by Flannery O'Connor, and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", by Joyc ... in restaurant where older kids hung out" (153). She talks of being beautiful as if it were her only good grace - beauty, to Connie, is the ultimate goal. She wants to be older, and more beautiful, and ... ave[ing] a nice ride" (162) were Arnold's way of getting Connie to leave with him; and it workedIn "Good Country People", Joy is a relatively normal girl with some not-so-normal problems. Her leg got ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparing and contrasting Short Stories: "Good Country People" and "Revelation"

Mary Flannery O'connor wrote two short stories entitled "Good Country People" and "Revelation". O'conner displays similarities between the characters and the ... end of their stories. Inside the two short stories are four characters, Joy and Manly Pointer from "Good country people" and Mary Grace and Mrs. Turpin from "Revelation".Consider the similarities betw ... d of their respective stories as one becomes a victim and the other a preditor. Manly Pointer from "Good Country People" and Mrs. Turpin from "Revelation" are of equal value to Joy and Mary Grace in c ...

(3 pages) 95 0 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Flannery O' Connor Responses

is met with the contrasting epitome of the Southern lady in the character of the grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find;" the grandmother actually wears her Sunday's best on a trip that she assum ... ignorant myth.2. Compare Tom Shiftlet in "The Life You Save may be Your Own" with Manly Pointer in "Good Country People." Often in O'Connor, disruptive forces like Shiftlet and Pointer paradoxically j ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A craft-based essay on Flannery O'Connor's short story, "Good Country People," as it appears in "The Grant Book of the American Short Story"

Ah, "Good Country People." I remember the first time I read this story, being struck by the unequivocally ... into the story immediately with Mrs. Freeman's two faces (an apt, foreshadowy symbol for the other 'good country person' in this tale,) and keeps it up all the way to the end, with Joy-Hulga stuck in ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

O'connor's Human Cliche

they are also well-founded. One work of short fiction which effectively illustrates this point is "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor. It is a story set in the rural south at the home of the H ... lustrates this point is when the Bible salesman, Manley Pointer, mistakenly says to Mrs. Hopewell, "Good morning Mrs. Cedars" (O'Connor 122). After being corrected, he puns "I hope you are well"(122). ...

(4 pages) 772 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE

"Good Country People"� "Good Country People"� deals with a woman named Hulga, who, beca ... ichés her mother is always repeating, which bothers Hulga the most. Her favorites are "good country people are the salt of the earth"� and "it takes all kinds to make the world" ... of others are correct, she is blind to the reality that any mature person recognizes: people, even "good country people"� are not always what they seem (172). It is better to no someone underne ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Good Country People Vs A Good Man Is Hard To Find

death are all topics that come up at one time or another during Fannery O'Connor's symbolic tales "Good Country People"� and "A Good Man is Hard to Find"�. "Good Country People"� ... er who likes being miserable, and the man that steals her leg and teachers her a lesson in life. "A Good Man is Hard to Find"� is a story about a dysfunctional family who goes on vacation and a ...

(4 pages) 70 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Pride Of Intellect Versus Corruptness Of The Heart In Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”

Pride of Intellect Versus Corruptness of the Heart in Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People"� Much of Flannery O'Connor's writing shows how she thinks the heart is d ... elings. Her writing connects with violence and shows how cruel and unusual a corrupt heart can be. "Good Country People"� has the shattering encounter of pride of intellect (usually irreligion) ... and Mrs. Freeman, display how even the simplest people can be corrupt. Mrs. Freeman, who is called "good country people"� by Mrs. Hopewell is corrupted by her "fondness for the details of secre ...

(3 pages) 681 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" and the Symbolism Surrounding the Character's Names.In "Good Country People" by ...

(3 pages) 792 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Good Country People

greatness leaves them blind. Such is the case with Hulga, the main character of Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People. As suggested in the title, O'Connor asks the reader to consider exactly what ar ... suggested in the title, O'Connor asks the reader to consider exactly what are the qualities that "a good person" is composed of. Hulga believes she is superior in this category because she is able to ...

(6 pages) 20 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Good Country People

greatness leaves them blind. Such is the case with Hulga, the main character of Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People. As suggested in the title, O'Connor asks the reader to consider exactly what ar ... suggested in the title, O'Connor asks the reader to consider exactly what are the qualities that "a good person" is composed of. Hulga believes she is superior in this category because she is able to ...

(6 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Simple Truth

"A Good Man is Hard to Find,""Good Country People"The Simple TruthReligion, although commonly referred ... ssion, generosity and innocence. Sadly, these standards are rarely achieved. In the short stories, "Good Country People" and "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor, the controversial topic ... ny people because of its multiple aspects, one of which being the search for personal identity. In "Good Country People," the search for identity is a profound struggle for Hulga. It is most apparent ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Feb/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature