Who does O'Connor admire and satirize in "Good Country People"?

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In "Good Country People," Flannery O'Connor satirizes certain qualities in human nature such as pretension, and she admires "a sense of being" achieved through a redemptive experience.

"Foolishness of intellectual pretensions"

Joy, the daughter of Mrs. Hopewell who changes her name to Hulga because it is ugly and suggests her rejection of everything connected to what her mother believes in, perceives her name as "her highest creative act,.... one of her major triumphs," along with believing in...

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