Essays Tagged: "Hopewell"

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

nces in the old and new south. The representative of the old south in this story is the mother Mrs. Hopewell. In order to portray the old south in Mrs. Hopewell, O'Connor writes:'Mrs. Hopewell could n ... had always to overflow with hospitality to make up for Joy's lack of courtesy' (O'Connor 180).Mrs. Hopewell's intense display of politeness is another way that O'Connor instills her character with a ...

(5 pages) 211 0 5.0 Jul/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Ritalin: The Answer to All Our Hyperactive Children?

s. "He refuses to raise his hand and has problems sitting still for longer than five minutes," Mrs. Hopewell told Janet one Monday night. Janet is worried that Tommy may have Attention Deficit Disorde ...

(9 pages) 82 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Good Country People; An Insightful Glimpse

s that O'Connor has assigned to them. One of the first characters that we are introduced to is Mrs. Hopewell, Hulga's mother. Mrs. Hopewell is the polar opposite of her daughter Hulga. Optimistic and ... s mother. Mrs. Hopewell is the polar opposite of her daughter Hulga. Optimistic and accepting, Mrs. Hopewell exemplifies exactly what her name states: a well full of hope. Her entire ideology was summ ...

(8 pages) 166 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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"

ly appropriate character names. Unhappy "Joy" with her ugly temperament that prefers "Hulga," "Mrs. Hopewell" with "no bad qualities of her own" and a ridiculous sense of optimism, "Manly Pointer" (ha ... stuck in the barn loft and her idiotic mother none the wiser. Though most of the story follows Mrs. Hopewell and her thoughts, the viewpoint switch (still limited third but no longer following Mrs. H) ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

O'connor's Human Cliche

"Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor. It is a story set in the rural south at the home of the Hopewells. Manley Pointer, a traveling Bible salesman, visits Mrs. Hopewell and her daughter, Joy, w ... ory that illustrates 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 ...

(4 pages) 772 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

ss of the human heart, and how this is her main theme of the story.Two of the main characters, Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman, display how even the simplest people can be corrupt. Mrs. Freeman, who is ... e 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 secret infections, hidden deformities, ass ...

(3 pages) 682 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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an'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. ... but is in fact empty in her talk. Each one of these characters names, Hulga, Mrs. Freeman, and Mrs. Hopewell, show the symbolism used by Flannery O'Connor.Hulga, the daughter to Mrs. Hopewell, was act ...

(3 pages) 793 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Good Country People

people. The short story, "Good Country People", by Flannery O'Connor is based around a mother, Mrs. Hopewell, and her thirty-two year old daughter, Joy. Who have a hired women by the name of Mrs. Free ... her thirty-two year old daughter, Joy. Who have a hired women by the name of Mrs. Freeman who helps Hopewell with work on her farm. But it's not until Manly Pointer shows up that the story starts to g ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck