What Is The Conflict In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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A Good Man Is Hard To Find Flannery O’Connor In Flannery O’Connor’s [“]A Good Man is Hard to Find,[“] there exist the characters whose motivation or personal desires conflict with their responsibilities. This paper will focus on one specific character in the text and this is [For example,] the grandmother who undertakes to convince her son, Bailey, and his wife to take their family to a vacation in East Tennessee rather than Florida. The story revolves around the mistakes of the grandmother in leading her family to the woods in a wild goose chase in rural Georgia in search of the site of her girlhood homestead. The grandmother inadvertently causes the deaths of his son, Bailey and his family by bringing them into the hands of a tortured murderer, The Misfit. The grandmother’s behavior and actions highlights an interesting dilemma on what it means to be good in addition to putting into perspective the value of goodness when it 's merely …show more content…
The hypocrisy and moral conflict is evident in the final moments of the grandmother and the Misfit as she faces death when she quickly understands that she had gone wrong in her life. Despite knowing the criminal past of the Misfit, she starts chanting “Jesus, Jesus” in a bid to sway him into her world but the Misfit states that he is like Jesus except that Jesus never committed a crime. Instead of being superior, the grandmother realizes finally discovers that she is flawed just like everyone else. In addition, the grandmother refers the Misfit as one of her children which indicates that she had finally found the ability to see others with the understanding and compassion that she completely lacked there before. At this moment of realization that one that is immediately followed by her death, it is when she discovers that she is not morally and ethically upright and superior compared to other

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