Hi, I need help with essay on Research critical interpretation. Paper must be at least 750 words. Please, no plagiarized work!Hulga’s physical disabilities, specifically her weak heart, poor eyesigh.
Hi, I need help with essay on Research critical interpretation. Paper must be at least 750 words. Please, no plagiarized work!
Hulga’s physical disabilities, specifically her weak heart, poor eyesight, and artificial leg, to symbolize the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual flaws of Hulga, Mrs. Hopewell, and Mrs. Freeman.
O’Connor shows that everyone in the story has emotional deformities which Hulga’s weak heart stands for. Oliver in her essay “OConnors ‘Good Country People’” argues that Hulga’s ailments represent her inner flaws, where her weak heart stands for her “emotional detachment” (234). Mrs. Hopewell has her imperfections, such as treating her daughter as a child, but she seems to sincerely love her (Oliver 234). Hulga, on the contrary, cannot see beyond her mother’s intellectual limitations. She thinks lowly of her mother’s absurdity and even once rudely screams at her: “Woman! Do you ever look inside? Do you ever look inside and see what you are not? God!” (O’Connor 5). Hulga harshly judges her and does not appreciate her mother’s acceptance of her superiority complex. Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman have symbolicly weak hearts too. Mrs. Hopewell cannot bring herself to accept her daughter’s interest in philosophy, and she is not proud to say “[m]y daughter is a philosopher” (O’Connor 5). She is ashamed to admit to other people that her daughter finished a degree that lacks financial value and social status. As for Mrs. Freeman, she likes poking into everyone’s business. One of her emotional failings is her discreet emotional subjugation of Hulga which manifests when she calls her “Hulga” when Mrs. Hopewell is not around and by being obsessed with her physical deformity: “Mrs. Freeman had a special fondness for the details of secret infections, hidden deformities, [and] assaults upon children” (O’Connor 4). It is possible that she has this inclination because she is immune to the dislike of others. She no longer cares what they think about her as long as she satisfies her hunger for rumors and violence. Thus, these