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

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“You wouldn’t shoot a lady, would you?” the grandmother said and removed a clean handkerchief from her cuff and began to slap her eyes with it (paragraph 88). The Misfit pointed the tip of his shoe into the ground and made a little hole and then covered it up again. “I would hate to have to,” he said (paragraph 89). The Grandmother and The Misfit are two major characters in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” a short story written by Flannery O’Conner in 1955. Both characters, although seen very differently seem to have much in common. The Misfit and the Grandmother show evidence of personality disorders, emotionless, and controlling character traits. They both embody a dysfunctional family.
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a story in which a family from Atlanta, Georgia, attempts to take a vacation to Florida. The family of six, consists of the dad, the mother, the grandmother, two children, and a baby. Early on we get an idea of the grandmother’s character as the story starts with her opposing to the destination in which her son has decided they will vacation to. During this conversation the grandmother introduces the Misfit’s character. She speaks of him as a dangerous fugitive said to be hiding in Florida. To avoid bumping into the Misfit she insist that her family cancel their trip and instead visit family in Tennessee. She is relentlessly trying to convince her son and his wife to change their travel plans. “I wouldn’t take my children in the direction with a criminal like…

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