The Misfit responds by firing three shots into her chest and killing her. O'Connor's treatment of the characters in this story reinforces her view of man as a fallen creature. Hopewell would probably sum up her inability to understand her daughter-with-a-Ph. Additionally, Hulga controls her mother by the using the accident and what happened to her leg as a way of mind control. Hopewell viewed the Freeman family as simple people, saying to let go of people who are simple, good country people.
Manley Pointer, the Bible salesman, is the antagonist. She might only live another ten years or so. He offers Hulga a drink of the whiskey. People tend to be optimistic about serious issues rather than confront them and solve them. At this point, the Bible Salesman comments to Mrs. Aside from the fact that she criticizes Negroes see The Negative Reference to Negroes , she tells two lies to her family. She hates the name Hulga which Joy choose for herself because of its ugly harshness, as a kind of joke only she understands.
Freeman is the observer in the group; she is the only one who truly understands Joy-Hulga and watches the family from afar. Manley Pointer, on the other hand, is the perfect impostor. Hulga is a woman who has been dealt a tough hand in life, and lives with disabilities but still maintains a wrongly arrogant front. She takes care of it as someone else might take care of his soul. As the two walk, the Bible Salesman asks Hulga where her artificial leg joins to her body, and Hulga is offended.
The glorification of the past is prevalent in this story through the character of The Grandmother, who expresses nostalgia for the way things used to be in the South. He rejects their hypocrisy by dismissing that which they hold to be of little worth a spiritual view of life and concentrates on the gratification of the passions. He insists that every family should have a Bible in the parlor, but Mrs. So to adjust your philosophy and creativity in fashion to the time you 're living in is the most important thing. He ends up playing her, and takes her wooden leg away from her, leaving her stranded and alone in a barn. Every character responds uniquely according to their situation.
Hulga, meanwhile, has little interest in any men nearby, whom she regards as uneducated and unintelligent. His religious devotion even shames Mrs. In the novel written by Alan Paton, young men and women begin to leave Ndotsheni for the new city Johannesburg. Hopewell is indeed infuriating in her sense of self-satisfaction and superiority, but Hulga also still acts like a surly teenager, despite her thirty-two years. She was an American writer. Her heat condition and disability reflects that she is a broken and weak person on the inside.
He tries to sell Mrs. The protagonist Joy-Hulga has a heart condition which and a peg leg. She was accidentally shot in the leg at a hunting vacation when she was 10. Hopewell thought it was idiotic and showed simply that she was still a child. Good country people are the salt of the earth! She has believed that she was an iron-willed rationalist, as indicated by the underlined passage in one of her books that Mrs. This is all on the surface however. She went to college and earned a doctorate in philosophy.
He is wearing a new hat and carrying his valise, which Hulga notes seems to be much less heavy today. Hopewell lets her get by with it because she has a wooden leg. You're one of my own children. However in Sakuntala, women are given more responsibilities. Pointer's final comment strips Hulga of her last resource — her feeling of intellectual superiority.
The Grandmother begins to panic and resumes trying to convince The Misfit to find Jesus. Two of these conflicts would be as follows; first, the breakdown of the ever so old and respected tribe; and second, the power of love and compassion and how that it can rebuild broken relationships. She fantasizes about seducing what she thinks to be an innocent, vulnerable Christian boy. Stephen Kumalo is complacent in his village of Ndotesheni and only realizes the extent of the destruction of the tribal structure after he returns from Johannesburg. Because of this opinion she decides to legally change her name to Hulga.