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by Flannery O’Connor

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Does the story have any admirable characters or heroes in the conventional sense? Explain.

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No, because all the characters are seen to be odd in some way. For example Joy is seen to be very rude and awkward and endowed with a monstrous intellect at the expense of feeling, and given to strange behaviour such as officially changing her name to Hulga, which leaves her mother quite at a loss. Mrs Freeman's main interest in life seems to be the discussion of other people's ailments,...

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