Flannery O 'Connor's Short Story Good Country People'

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How far will you go for someone you love ? When a young girl is interleaved by a young bible salesman she falls in love. She is very vulnerable and has a weak heart. She wants to be loved but doesn 't like her guard to be down. He was so perfect, caring and nice. Then he showed his true colors, manipulated her and stole from her. Were there warning signs ? Who can you really trust in the world today? In Flannery O 'connor 's short story “Good Country People” the outside world is depicted as a dangerous and evil place, and conversely, the isolation of the home has protective power. Everyone is not whom they claim to be. Everybody is not who they claim to be. Appearances are only one side of a person. O 'connors portrayal in this short story is explaining how someone as innocent at Hulga can be fooled by someone who claims he is a bible seller. Nobody understands the dangers of someone claiming they are someone else. This short story explains and shows how someone as innocent as a bible seller can really be a con man. Not everyone is innocent , we all have lies and secrets we hide from people and this so happened to be that this 19 year old was a con man who stole from a lot of people and always changed his name after stealing …show more content…
He took advantage of her and she hates that she actually trusted someone. This happens to a lot of people in this age and time today. People get taken advantage of all the time. Hulgas mother saw Manley when he was running across the way and said “ why that looks like the nice dull young man that tried to sell me a bible yesterday… He must have been selling them to the Negroes back in there. He was so simple… but i guess the world would be better off if we were all that simple.” (O 'connor pg.114) Hulgas mom still believes that Manley is a great guy and that he is a very generous man for what he is doing with his time. Not knowing that her daughter just got stripped of her leg and is sitting helplessly in a

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