What is the significance of Mary Grace's book Human Development in O'Connor's "Revelation?"

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Mary Grace's Human Development book is a psychology textbook often used in college psychology classes. O'Connor's use of it in the story is ironic because Mary Grace, who apparently suffers from some emotional instability to say the least, is the only one who reacts to the hypocrisy and prejudice demonstrated by Mrs. Turpin. This girl's emotional problems allow her to act out in a way her calm,...

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