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

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The characters in the story “a good man is hard to find,” by Flannery O’Connor have similar characteristics but the one characteristic that stand out the most is being morally superior. The Grandmother acts as a morally superior figure, justifying her actions by god. An example of her superiority is when the grandmother tells John Wesley to respect his native state. She states, “In my time… children were more respectful of their native states and their parents and everything else. People did right then” (O 'Connor 139). The grandmother is very quick to make judgments on others and give opinions but never criticizes herself. Also when the Misfit begins to shoot the family, never once does the Grandmother plead to save her family, she only pleads to save her own life and states “You wouldn 't shoot a lady, would you?” (O’Connor 147). This statement shows her moral superiority because she believes since she is a lady she should be respected; therefore the Misfit shouldn’t kill her. The misfit has very opposite views to the grandmother. He believes he has no purpose in life and questions his existence. This is very opposite to the grandmother because he shows self-awareness by stating, “Nome, I ain 't a good man…but I ain 't the worst in the world neither” (O’Connor 148). The Misfit is aware his actions are bad and he does not fit in with society however he believes there are worse people out there. Bailey shows superiority when he says, "Hush!" Bailey yelled. "Hush! Everybody…

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