What is the conflict in "Revelation" by Flannery O'Connor?

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The protagonist of "Revelation," a short story by Flannery O’Connor, is Mrs. Ruby Turpin, a middle-class white Southern woman who is almost a caricature of narrow class and racial prejudices. The story begins in a doctor's waiting room where Mrs. Turpin starts a conversation with what appears to be a woman from a similar social background, who is accompanied by her daughter, Mary Grace, a college student suffering from acne.

The antagonist, Mary Grace, is attending Wellesley College and reading a textbook called Human Development . As her mother and Mrs. Turpin express various snobbish and racist opinions, Mary Grace becomes increasingly angry and eventually progresses from glaring at Mrs. Turpin to throwing her book at her....

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