A Good Man Is Hard And Good Country People By Flannery O ' Connor

1460 Words Nov 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Good Country People”, both elude a comparable tone and mood consistent with her usual writing style. Both of these stories fit in with the Southern Gothic genre which has a very unique feeling. This type of literature often utilizes supernatural elements and irregularity of the grotesque focusing on people from Southern United States and their innate Christianity. Southern Gothic writing holds a focus on eccentric characters as well as moody and unsettling events. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” has become one of the most famous examples of this genre, holding true to its eerie feelings and dark tones. Elements of humor, irony and danger are creatively intertwined throughout the events. O’Connor is skilled at bringing out the worst of each character and making hard to become attached. The story begins with this southern family arranging to go on a simple vacation. It is humorous because the reader is oblivious of how the story will end. The grandmother and her son Baileys’ family is introduced through their snippy dialogue involving snarky remarks and hilarious disagreements. There is foreshadowing when the grandmother proclaims she does not want to go to Florida. The grandmother proclaims, “…The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida… I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn’t answer to my conscience if I did” (Mays 422).…

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