Review Of Flannery O Connor's Good Country People

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Good Country People Response In Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” a young Bible salesman comes by way of Mrs. Hopewell and tries to sell her one of his Bibles. After an “intimate” conversation with her and talks of his troubles, he finally introduces himself as “Manley Pointer” (383). Then, after being invited to stay for dinner he tells the tale of his father’s accident. The story describes Manley as a “simple, country boy” (383), but Mrs. Hopewell sees him as “the salt of the earth” (383). This would suggest that he is “trash” (379). The Bible salesman portrayed himself to be one who is honest and real. Yet, he deceived everyone by giving a false name. He turned out to be no more than a “Misfit” (A Good Man Is Hard to Find 379).
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