A Good Man Is Hard To Find Manipulative Person Analysis

A Good Man Is Hard to Find A manipulative person can be described as someone that tries to control someone or a situation to their own benefit, but a great deal of them are not necessarily aware of how manipulative they are. Being a manipulative person can also cause one to have a wide range of other attributes, like cunning, crafty, devious, scheming and many more. Is it being a manipulative person always very obvious at first sight? In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find“ by Flannery O'Connor written in 1953; a man named Bailey and his family is taking a trip to Florida and Bailey's Mother is not to fond of this idea. She wants to go to Tennessee and she tries to convince her family to go in many ways. Grandma’s way of being causes the whole family …show more content…
there is many instances where she shows this attribute of her, first instance is right at the beginning of the story where she is trying to convince Bailey to not go to Florida using a newspaper as a tool to deceive him. telling him the news about an escaped felon and why they should not go to Florida “Just you read it. I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it.” (276) In the same way later on she talks about a house that she really would like to go see one more time, she knows that Bailey would not want to loose any time looking at an old house, consequently appeals to the grandchildren curiosity she tells them there was a secret panel in the old house "and the story went that all the family silver was hidden in it when Sherman came through but it was never found . . ." (281) Similarly she does the same when confronted with The misfit towards the end of the story "why you're one of my babies. You're one of my own children!” While she touched him. Initially this show the grandmother cunning way. her first instance when trying to convince her son Bailey with the newspaper does not work at all, but she does not let her this stop her. She continues trying in many occasions not as broadly open but yet tries nonetheless. when she is finally able to convince the grandchildren of wanting to see a house that she know perfectly what she described for them does not exist. This point in time …show more content…
Due to the Grandmother manipulative ways, not openly but very cunning and crafty and her solitude and feeling lonely even when surrounded by other, was this the real cause of their final destination? or was the fact of her actual son not listening to her at first at the very beginning of the story the cause of their dismiss?. Being manipulative can prove to be very bad but that being the case, also not listening to others loneliness when trying to give us ideas to go the other way can also prove to be fatal. The way Bailey decided not to even acknowledges his own mother could be the cause of such tragic

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