Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Moral Assumptions of People in Writings. It needs to be at least 1250 words. Here in the United States where diversity reigns supreme, no single religion, philosophy, or ideology is universally shared. But people tend to see the world through the reality of their religious truths, they expect others to automatically behave a certain way. Flannery O’Connor’s stories “Good Country People” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” personify the moral assumptions that people often make and why that act could be a dangerous mistake and, potentially, a lethal one. In these stories, it is apparent that religious ideologies and “assumptions” of the “goodness of others” blinded characters to the reality of the danger that was presented to them. Religion plays an important role in society and individual lives, but it ceases to be beneficial when it blinds one to the reality of the world around them.
“Good Country People,” tells the tale of a mother and daughter who are both convinced of the “goodness” of a strange man, Manley, who claims to sell Bibles. Mrs Hopewell is devotedly religious and associates the good, simple country folk are automatically all examples of “good Christians people.” people who share her mentality and morality who would never be a threat. Hulga, Mrs Hopewell’s daughter, is a confirmed atheist. she essentially, looks down on believers and sees them as less intelligent than her. She sees Manley as a religious simpleton, generally, to base and unintelligent to be a threat. However, in the end, both women are quite wrong, Manley reveals himself to be a wandering liar, and, likely, thief. He is not religious and he is not “simple-minded” and Hulga came very close to being raped and murdered, but instead, she is left in a hayloft, trapped, without her wooden prosthetic leg ( ).
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a different tale from the one above.