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Mrs. Turpin's Revelation.

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Ryan Fuller Mrs. Crabb English 1302 October 13, 2003 Mrs. Turpin's Revelation Revelation a story is written by Flanery O'Connor, which tells the story of a woman, named Mrs. Turpin. She believes that since she is a religious women and a devoted Christian that she would be going to heaven before any white trash or blacks. The story takes place at a local doctors office were Mrs. Turpin takes her husband to the doctor, after he sustained a kick to his leg. "Revelations" is spoken in the third person selective omniscience. "Revelation was written in a pyramidal structure where the story has a rising action, a climax and a falling action with a climax inserted in the middle of the story. In the rising action of "Revelation," the author gives the reader a complete description of the physical and mental view of the mind of the protagonist. Mrs. ...read more.


While waiting to see the doctor, she strikes up a conversation with the woman sitting next to her. In the rising climax builds up with the teenage girl Mary Grace giving Mrs. Turpin looks. The lady is there because of her daughter Mary Grace. Throughout her conversation with the lady, Mrs. Turpin notices that Mary Grace is always giving her the evil eye. Finally, after sitting there and listening to the conversation, Mary Grace snaps and throws the book, which hits her in the eye and then lunges towards Mrs.Turpins and grabs her throat. They both fall to the ground and the doctor and nurse come in to break them apart and to sedate Mary Grace. Mary Grace seems to have suffered a nervous breakdown and Mrs. Turpin is the subject that made her snap. She sees Mrs. Turpin as all things that are evil in the world and taken delight in telling Mrs. ...read more.


himself. The protagonist finally realizes that the skin color or ownership of land does not make you superior to another person. In conclusion, Mrs. Turpin felt that she was a good honest person and a good religious woman that seemed to think; she was better than certain individual's. But to find out that she was only an average person that let her Christianity go to her head, and that we should only judge somebody by who they are and not solely on the color of their skin. God does not judge solely on the color of our skin, but on how we see and help others in the time of need. For Mrs. Turpin, the judgment had come in the form of a young girl who could see her soul underneath all that goodness and the way Mrs. Turpin was really like. It was now time for Mrs. Turpin to see how she was and change her racist attitude towards those who are less fortunate. If I was to give a possible theme to revelations: "Ignorance is in the eye of the beholder." ...read more.

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