A Good Man Is Hard For Find By Flannery O ' Connor A Road Trip On The Worst

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In the narrative “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor a road trip on the way to vacation turns for the worst. While on the way to Florida for vacation with her son’s family the grandmother wants to stop and see her old house, so they turn around and proceed down a dirt road, then suddenly they get in a car accident and the car flips. Then an escaped serial killer shows up and kills them all due to what the grandma says to him. In this story the author uses speech, thoughts and emotions, and behavior to show that the grandma isn’t ordinary. The speech of the grandma in this reading is unbelievably strange, there are several different instances in this story were the grandmas choice of words shows how unordinary she is. To start off the grandma is very judgmental as she makes several racist comments during the story, for example the grandma said this “... watermelon every Saturday afternoon with his initials cut in it, E. A. T.. Well, one Saturday, she said, Mr. Teagarden brought the watermelon and there was nobody at home and he left it on the front porch and returned in his buggy to Jasper, but she never got the watermelon, she said, because a nigger boy ate it when he saw the initials, E. A. T.!”(O’Conner 546) First of all the grandma is making fun on the boy for eating her watermelon and she also called him a “nigger boy” which is a racist remark. The grandma told this horrible joke to her two grandsons which may influence them to refer to African American…

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