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

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The story “A Good Man is Hard to Find:” by Flannery O 'Connor is about a dysfunctional family of four who decides to go on a family vacation. The family of four is accompanied by their opinionated and unwanted grandmother and her cat Pitty Sing. Throughout their drive a series of unfortunate events occur leading to the death of the family. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” leads readers to believe that the chain of circumstances within the family 's lives are due to the disconnected relationships that they have. Each family member plays and important role and contributes to the outcome of this story. The father Bailey, the man of the house, husband, and son carries a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He is disconnected at times from his surroundings and those around him. He has an angry disposition about himself and is not very family oriented. He prefers his time to be spent independently with his newspaper, reading the sports section than interacting with his family. His children, June Star and John Wesley were not a big part of his life, it seemed he was only an authoritarian figure and not the type of father who you would want to make angry. Stuck in his ways he likes his normal routine and doesn 't like to go on trips because they make him nervous (279). Ignoring his nervous feelings towards trips, he decides to go on a family vacation anyways. Bailey is unable to make a decision without his mother, pushing her ways on to him. The grandmother considers herself to be an…

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