What is the purpose of the last two paragraphs and explain how it contributes to the story's themes. The last two paragraphs of the story, concerning Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman, were added at the suggestion of O'Connor's editor.

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Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" focuses on the story of a girl named Joy-Hulga Hopewell, who thinks that she is intellectually superior to those around her. Eventually, though, she is outwitted by an evil Bible salesman, Manley Pointer, who tricks her into removing her wooden leg, which he then steals.

O'Connor closes her story the way he started it with a conversation between Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman, who watch Pointer escape. There comments hint at one of the themes in the story, namely that...

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