The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor - "Revelation" Summary & Analysis

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"Revelation" Summary

Mr. and Mrs. Turpin are in the doctor's waiting room, which is crowded with waiting patients. Claud has a wounded leg where one of the cows kicked him in the shin. Mrs. Turpin tries to converse with any and all, drawing disapproving looks and comments from others, especially an overweight college girl of about eighteen, who scowls unpleasantly most of the time. Mrs. Turpin prattles on and on, boring everyone, until the young girl explodes in a fit, throwing her book at Mrs. Turpin.

It takes the doctor and several others to control the girl; she is having a seizure and an ambulance takes her away. Mrs. Turpin has stirred up everyone waiting with her derogatory comments about Negroes and their problems on the farm trying to work the blacks. When the turbulence settles and the Turpins get back home, Mrs...

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