Good Country People Summary

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A parable is usually a story as told by Jesus used to guide or to teach a lesson about morals. There is no denying that this story, Good Country People, had a definite lesson of morals behind it. The main parable I see is represented through Joy and her confrontation with Manly Pointer. Joy labels herself as a follower of nihilism, acceptance and study of that which is nothing, while Manly Pointer is a so called “Door-to-door Bible salesman” who turns out to be a scam artist. Joy is always crediting herself to being able to see though “nothingness” as this theme follows throughout the story. A quote that supports this is when Mrs. Hopewell opens one of Joy’s books and sees the quote, “Science, on the other hand, has to assert its soberness

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