The grandmother naively hopes that her insistence that the criminal is a, good man who must come from nice people will somehow change the fact that he is a murderer. The verity demonstrates her strong belief in the salvation of religion during her final pleas for her life to the criminal, O’Connor says, His voice seemed about to crack and the grandmothers head cleared for an instant. She saw the mans face twisted close to her own as if he were going to cry and she murmured, Why your one of my babies. Your one of my own children(260).
The grandmother reaches her epiphany when she realizes that finally she is putting someone before herself and she become not only saved but also the savior by showing the Misfit that he can also be loved, accepted, and redeemed when his time comes. In Good Country People the main character Helga is an educated and crippled middle aged woman who lives with her mom. She sees people either as good country people who are invisible, simple-minded liars, or smart, intellectual like herself Who believe in science, philosophy, and not in religion. When Helga meets
Manley Pointer the Bible salesman she believes that he is one of the good country people Who not like her at all. During they date in the hayloft when Manley takes her fake leg and refuses to give it back to her she experiences her epiphany. She says, Give me my leg Your a Christian Your a fine Christian Your just like them all say one thing and do another (273). Manley reply reveals his true evil nature, when he says, I hope you don’t think, that believe in that crap may sell Bibles but know which way is up and wasn’t born yesterday and now where am going (274).
During his exit from the hayloft he admits to stealing many things that way, he stole Hulas leg including a glass eye, In the end of the story Helga realizes that she did have faith in something that faith being in her assumptions of good country people, Connors characterization, and use tot epiphany within both stories has shows her belief about redemption.