A few days ago

GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE by Flannery O’ Connor?

Can somone please explain the character of Hope/Hulga? Was she really lost and hopeless, or did she desire and believ in hope and such on the inside.

anything appreciated..

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Joy Hopewell, a well-educated, thirty-two year old woman with an artificial leg. She has earned a doctorate in philosophy, and her speech is refined and precise. She has a heart condition that forces her to live at home with her mother. Despite her name, Joy is ironically described as large, hulking, bitter, and angry. To her own mother, she appears, “bloated, rude, and squint-eyed. Joy has changed her name to Hulga, which is a symbol of the control she has for her own life and the ugly lack of meaning she sees in the world around her. Despite her haughty attitude, Hulga is unhappy and searching for acceptance. She asks her mother to take her, “like I am,” and clearly perceives the faults of her mother and Mrs. Freeman. Hulga’s negative characterization comes from her nihilistic approach to life. To those around her, the expression on her face is one of “constant outrage” and she appears blind “by an act of will

5 years ago
Define “sensible”. I think the US has very sensible gun control laws. All they need to do is enforce the laws. A gun is nothing more than a tool, just like a hammer, baseball bat, tire iron, or kitchen knife. In the hands of responsible, law abiding citizens (which is about 99.9% of gun owners), it is a very effective tool for defending yourself and your family from harm. But, unlike all the other tools out there, people jump on the guns as a problem when the 0.1% of gun owners are irresponsible, whether this is leaving them out where kids can get a hold of them, or using them for a mass shooting somewhere (which if you ever notice, is rarely done anywhere but a “gun-free zone”). If someone was to take a baseball bat to an elementary school and start bashing the heads of 1st graders, people will talk about what is wrong with that person, and to help other like him get the treatment they need to prevent such tragedy. But if he goes in with a gun and shoots the kids instead, it’s the guns that are to blame, and people want to ban guns to keep this from happening again. *EDIT* – Ignore Daniel. He thinks that the government will protect you from all the bad guys out there, and if you call “time out” the bad guys have to stop and wait for the police to show up.