?Revelations? by Flannery O?Conner is the story of Ruby Turpin?s journey towards the revelation depicting the reality she had not come to grips with. The main character, Mrs. Turpin, doesn?t think twice before judging people, yet, when she herself is judged she is astounded and stunned. ?I haven?t done anything to you. [Girl who judged Turpin].? (396), Mrs. Turpin thinks to herself, without realizing that she too judges before the victims get a chance to prove themselves. Then, when the hired help tells her that nothing bad has happened, you just had a little fall, it almost satires the fact that Turpin thought she had taken a fall comparative to an over exaggerated plummet towards death. The comment?s suggestive language, implies that the incident was not a ?bad? thing but a vital revelation.
The character Turpin?s life is run solely by her own ego. In fact, her hobby is to classify others according to her standards of acceptability; placing them in her foreseen categories. Turpin clings to her good works and her social class as a insignia of her merit; separating herself as a dignified being from blacks, poor white trash, freaks, and lunatics. When the tables turn, and Mrs.
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