A Good Man Is Hard And Find By Flannery O ' Connor Essay

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The grandmother plays an important role in the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Flannery O 'Connor. She believes that her way is always the best way and tries convincing herself and family that she is always right. Often she is bossy towards everyone. Jennifer Bouchard states, “The short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor depicts a family of obnoxious, ungrateful adults and children on route to Florida for a vacation. Along the way they get into an accident and encounter a dangerous criminal. As they are forced to face their own mortality, the grandmother tries to find some goodness in the murderer in an attempt to postpone her own death and consequent Judgement.” (Page 2). The grandmother does not change until the very end when her life is suddenly beginning to come to an end. The grandmother is a manipulative, self-serving, and a deceitful woman who lives in the past. She doesn 't value her life as it is, but glorifies what it was like long ago when she saw life through rose-colored glasses.
The grandmother had many ways to trick people into giving her what she wanted. In doing so, the grandmother feels a sense of guilt by not doing what her son wanted, but what she wanted instead. “Now look here, Bailey," [the grandmother] said, "see here, read this," and she stood with one hand on her thin hip and the other rattling the newspaper at his bald head. "Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward…

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