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

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"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" Why is a good man so hard to find? That seems to be a million dollar question. In the short story, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor, there is an elderly woman known as Grandma. The third person point of view is centered around Grandmas thoughts and feelings, which allows extensive focus on her as an individual. Through the suspensful journey, I believe Grandmas true morals are exposed through characterization, setting, and symbolism. Grandma implies she is a spiritual and respectful woman, but we quickly learn through characterization she is selfish, hypocritical, and feels superior to others. She was a dress-to-impress kind of woman. The day of the trip she wore "...a navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print. Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet. In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady." (O 'Connor 377) Hypocrite is not an easy word to swallow; although, those with this quality seem to be in abundance. Grandma claied times were better in her days, and people are not as nice now. "People are certainly not nice like they use to be," (379) Therefore, we should assume Grandma had the same characteristics as the people in her days she was referring to. However,…

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