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At the age of twenty-two Mary Flannery O Connor a famous twentieth century Southern writer began her career in 1947 making her own distinct path in the ways of her writing In the short years of O Connors life she has completed 31 short stories and two novels which have turned many heads for their distinct sense of humor and criticism of the Old South With her roots in Georgia this Roman Catholic uses her own religious background and surroundings for the settings in all of her stories managing range their content from a kind of ferocious comedy to a stark and bitter tragedy While being a genius for the humorous and the grotesque O Connor puts a twist her work to make it like none other From a few of her pieces Good Country People Revelation and Parkers Back Flannery O Connor uses several different types of humor that tackle the Old South utilizing Southern dialect social structures and settings In Good County People O Connor uses several different types of humor including blue humor exaggeration and situation humor These examples occur when Manley Pointer the Bible salesman seduces Joy-Hulga in the loft of an old country barn and then leaves her there running away with her artificial leg As blue humor is based easily on offensive subjects Joy-Hulgas artificial leg is not just a wooden attachment bound in a heavy material like canvas it is the definition of how she sees herself as well as the way her mother and Mrs Freeman view her Joy-Hulga lets her artificial leg shape her identity This identity is merely a deformity to life through the eyes of Joy-Hulga Mrs Hopewell Joy-Hulgas mother thinks of her still as a child because of her handicap while Mrs Freeman the country woman on the place has a special fondness for it The mothers view of her 32-year-old daughter as a child is a form of exaggeration Obviously the
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