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April 1, 2007

It has never taken me two hours to write one blog entry before!

O'Connor, "Good Country People" -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"The doctors had told Mrs. Hopewell that with the best of care, Joy might see forty-five. She had a weak heart. Joy had made it plain that if it had not been for this condition, that she would be far from this red hills and good country people. She would be in a university lecturing to people who knew what she was talking about" (174).

She blames her leg and heart for wrongs in life,
If not for those she'd lecture all day long
At University. Complaints are rife
From Hulga's mouth; why will she not be strong?

Some say: if want you something bad enough
Then labor hard you must to make it be.
There's not a doubt; to get it will be tough,
But she's already got her PhD!

Posted by LorinSchumacher at April 1, 2007 6:45 PM


The blame must not be all on Hulga's lot.
Her words are strong and boasts; though she is not.

Posted by: Diana Geleskie at April 1, 2007 8:52 PM

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