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

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“To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.” - Flannery O’Connor. The quote has significant meaning regarding the short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” because the short story demonstrates how a pleasant road trip slowly became a tragic ending. On March 25, 1925, Flannery O 'Connor was born as the only child. She was also born into a family that was Roman Catholics. At a young age her father was diagnosed with lupus, a disease she was later diagnosed with as well. Flannery O’Connor wrote a range of short stories, one of which is titled, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” The short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is a series of ironic moments, which show a contrast between what is expected and what exactly happens. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is solely about a family that is taking a trip to Florida. The grandmother read in the newspaper that a serial killer named the Misfit has escaped from penitentiary, and perhaps is headed toward Florida. The grandmother suggested they should take a trip to Tennessee instead, while traveling the grandmother talk about how she remembers an old plantation in the area. She made up a lie about a secret panel in the home, because she knew that would cause her grandkids John Wesley, and June Star to react excitedly. Due to their reaction, that caused Bailey to give in. As Bailey turned around and traveled down the desolated road the grandmother suddenly realized she…

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