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This mention of a heart disease, paralleling Hulga's heart trouble, has a marked effect on Mrs.

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She has "never been kissed," implying that she has never had trust or intimacy in her life, which is logical for someone who will not believe in anything Like Nietzsche, Hulga believes that "we are all damned" but those who "have taken off our blindfolds" see "that there's nothing to see" and gain "a kind of salvation" Both women are individuals who simplistically believe that what is wanted can be had — although each of them is, in her own way, blind to the world as it really exists. Her leg represents her soul which she, no doubt, does not believe exists because it is the most important thing about her. Remember that until this moment, Hulga has subscribed to an atheistic viewpoint. This misperception leads them to assume that the world is much simpler than it actually is. Freeman and Manley Pointer are seen as "good country people" by Mrs. It was like losing her own life and finding it again, miraculously in his. Hopewell, and she invites him to stay for dinner even though she is "sorry the instant she heard herself say it. He arrives at the Hopewell house "on the point of collapse" and on his way to the covert picnic with Hulga, is twice described as "panting" when he speaks , Throughout the story, he is often tired and out of breath. Hopewell is glad that there is "no more excuse for [Hulga] to go to school again. Freeman is no fool when it comes to manipulating.

Her mother considers her an overgrown child because of her leg. Freeman In reference to a shallow, cheery remark from her mother she screams, "We are not our own light!

To those around her, the expression on her face is one of "constant outrage" and she appears blind "by an act of will" The disgusting interior contents are later revealed inside a Bible, disguised as truth. This supernatural power metaphorically functioned as the strings between the puppet master the mind and the puppet the body.

Hopewell, and she responds with a barrage of platitudes concerning good country people and the world's lack of sufficient numbers of that breed.

Manley tells her to wait, and opens his suitcase.

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O'Connor's selection of a well-known biblical parallel "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it," Matthew clearly depicts Hulga's rational surrender to Pointer and firmly underlines the significance of her rational decision within the context of the story.

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Flannery O'Connor. Good Country People. Nihilist Hypocrites