The Question and Answer section for Flannery O'Connor’s Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Actually, I would have hurled a book at Mrs. Turpin too. She is pretty darn annoying. Mrs. Turpin is in the doctor’s office yammering with Mary's mother about how good it is to be rich and white. Mary is described as teenage girl who is...
The mother and daughter are both named Lucynell. The younger Lucyness is mentally handicapped.
Among many things, Grandma mistakes her old plantation house as being in the wrong state. The family drives into the woods. Startled by Grandma's cat, which she hid in the car, the car crashes. That is when the Misfit shows up with the gun.