Essay about An Analysis Of Flannery O ' Connor 's A Good Man

1012 Words Sep 28th, 2016 5 Pages
The Southern part of the United States is all about its “hospitality” and religion. It was typical for a man to be in charge of the household, while the ladies did the housework and took care of the children. This was especially true in the 1940s. In Flannery O 'Connor 's “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” he shows how the role is switched around. The grandmother tries to overrule the man of the family many times. Was this because she just wanted to be in charge, or was it to put the man in his place under her? There are places in the story where it is clear the grandmother is the most respected in the family. The audience can also see the grandmother is a master manipulator in how she treats the misfit. One reader can conclude an assumption that the grandmother just wants to get what she wants more so than being the one in charge. However, the grandmother was the one who led the family in led the family in danger that could have been avoided.

To begin with, it all began with wanting to take a family trip. The family had already made a decision to take their trip to Florida; however, the grandmother had other ideas. The grandmother suggested East Tennessee because it was different from what the kids had ever experienced. She tried, but failed. Disappointed like a young child, the grandmother proceeds to move on. She was up early and ready to go on the road trip, as well as her cat that she is secretly taking. The audience can see in the story that the grandmother turns…

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