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How does Mrs. Turpin's treatment of her husband help characterize her in "Revelation"?
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There are especially two aspects of Mrs. Turpin's treatment of Claud that reveal her characterization. First: she includes him in her self-aggrandizing thoughts about how superior she and her are compared to white trash and other unacceptable people. Second: she inadvertently uses incorrect grammar when speaking of her experiences with Claud. The English usage is to put the other person ahead of the speaker in speaking or writing: Claud and I. Yet Mrs. Turpin consistently puts herself before Claud, in language, in attitude, and in action as in the phrase, "she and Claud."
Posted by karythcara on June 11, 2013 at 10:56 PM (Answer #1)
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