Good Country People Questions and Answers
by Flannery O’Connor

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What is the significance of the title "Good Country People"?

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The significance of the title "Good Country runs throughout the story. The title appears all through the story.  Yet, each character has faults that demonstrate they are not “good country people.”  They are simply people with the same sins and faults as all other people. Mrs. Hopewell is a simple woman. “Her name suggests that she prefers to think the best of people and situations, but this is undermined by her pride in being “good country people” and not “trash.”

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