Flannery O Connor Good Country People Analysis

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Hulga, a well-educated, large blonde women crossly known as Joy Hopewell appears in, Flannery O' Connor, Good Country People as a thirty-two year old with an artificial leg. When Hulga was ten years old her leg was blown off in a hunting accident. She lived in the country with her mother, Ms. Hopewell, and her sisters, Glynese and Carramae, because of a heart condition she has. This bulging, impolite, squinty-eyed woman strongly professed to have believed in nothing, not even allowing her mother to keep a bible in the parlor. One day bible salesman, Manley Pointer came to their home for a visit, ultimately causing perplexity in thought as to whether Hulgas belief in nothing is pertinent. Hulgas encounter with the real nihilist, Manley Pointer …show more content…
by the gate for a picnic. The two of them met that night and went down the pasture, towards the woods, headed for the loft in the barn. When they arrived, things started to get intimate rather quickly. They began to kiss each other softly and passionately. Then, she showed him how to take off her wooden leg and he does. He pulled out a bible, which was hollowed out with whiskey, a box of condoms, and a deck of cards with dirty pictures on them. Hulga was shocked by what she had saw, " but like one mesmerized, she did not move."(119) As Pointer raised the bottle of whiskey in front of her and asked if she wanted some, she said," Aren't you, aren't you just good country people?"(119) Pointer said," Yeah, …show more content…
Hulga imagined seducing Pointer before they ever met by the gate knowing that he was a," Christian." Hulga," imagined, that things came to such a pass that she very easily seduced him and that then, of course, she had to reckon with his remorse."(120) This for some may further prove that Hulga is the nihilist she claims to be. It may also be said that Hulga was naïve in believing that Pointer was so innocent causing her to further believe in nothing, especially after Pointers revelation. Pointer had a hollowed out bible that," contained a pocket flask of whiskey, a pack of cards, and a small blue box with printing on

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