Has anybody ever read this piece? Did you like it? Did you not? What do you think were the most conspicuous themes of the piece? According to certain critics, the novel is a "warning" against non-believers, but I think this is a very limited and biased reading. From what I was able to interpret, Hulga is a woman who seems to hide her misery behind her superiority complex of being a learned woman. However, the "Bible boy" teaches her a valuable lesson by humiliating her and bringing her back to earth from the clouds. What do you guys think?