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Mrs. Turpin's Revelation

Mrs. Turpin's Revelation

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Published by: Camerina Gonzalez on Mar 20, 2011
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Camerina GonzalezIntro to Literature Mrs. Turpin's RevelationIt is only when a human being it's humbled, that they can achieve true salvation.Human beings should posses full submission to their inner instinct and natures. When anindividual attempts to perfect his or her identity, she or he is attempting to disrupt thework of nature. Nature and the place of humans on earth are things that must bestruggled with and simultaneously cherished. Nature will not cease to be ambiguous anytime soon. To attempt to define it or perfect it, its pure arrogance. However, morealarming than human arrogance, it’s human foolishness. In “Revelation,” we witnessMrs. Turpin categorizing herself through her perfect exercise of religion, as indeed, moreperfect than the less dedicated Christians.How weak Mrs. Turpin’s grasp on the core meaning of religion is, can beobserved easily. She is intelligent enough to succeed in affairs that in her mind make her superior to those that have failed at them. She is competitive in the most trivial of contests(social standing, finances, appearance, race). The outcome of these silly gamesdefine her worth. She is highly unlikable throughout the story. Her demeanor is largelyone of someone that believes she is entitled to salvation because she has mastered therules of the church. She is not submissive to the power of religion, rather just aparticipant.“Again and again she creates a fiction in which a character attempts to liveautonomously, to define himself and his values, only to be jarred back to what she calls

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