Revelation Essay

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     “Revelation” starts off at a small town doctor’s office in the waiting room. Mrs. Turpin and several other characters are making small talk as they wait to see the doctor. Mrs. Turpin’s words quickly reveal the fact that she is a prejudiced snob. She is very quick to judge everyone in the room. Mary Grace is an ugly girl who is setting in the room listening to all of Mrs. Turpin’s judgments. Mary Grace gets very upset with Mrs. Turpin for being so judgmental. Instead of saying something to make her stop, Mary Grace throws her book at Mrs. Turpin. She then continues to hit and strangle Mrs. Turpin. During the struggle, Mary Grace calls Mrs. Turpin and “old warthog from hell”. Mrs. Turpin goes on
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Turpin and herself. She battles with herself to determine why Mary Grace decided to attack her instead of one of the other people in the room. The battle is resolves when Mrs. Turpin is talking to god and she has her revelation. We are led to believe that Mrs. Turpin no longer thinks so highly of herself.
The story is told in the third person. The narrator is an outsider that knows everything that the main character, Mrs. Turpin sees, and what she is thinking. Mrs. Turpin and the narrator share the same eyes. This allows the reader to get a better sense of Mrs. Turpin’s character, and a rather skewed view of all of the other characters.
The main character is Mrs. Turpin. She is a very prejudiced snob. She spends a lot of time putting people into categories of class and race. She even stays up late at night trying to determine who is better than whom. Her character is revealed through her thoughts and actions. The other characters in the doctor’s office help to reveal her character because it gives her people to judge. The narrator tells her thoughts and opinions about all of the other characters. Mrs. Turpin has the main change in the story as she has her revelation. We are led to believe that she has changed to believe that everyone is equal by the end of the story. Another character is Claud Turpin, Mrs. Turpin’s husband. He is an old man with a peg leg. He is hard working and outspoken by his wife. He is the reason Mrs. Turpin is in the doctor’s

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