Compare And Contrast A Good Man Is Hard To Find And Some People Deserve To Be Killed

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Some People Deserved to be Killed
Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe introduce us two characters that are so trapped by their own overarching hypocrisy, that they are convinced only they are the best, highest class and most worthy people in the world, all of which invites rather grisly fates, which drag them too soon to the tomb at the hands of people offended by the stench of their superiority. In this case, Montresor and Misfit taking away somebody 's life from which appear to be good people could convince the reader 's mind that it is the right verdict these characters should die.
The story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "The Cask of Amontillado have the two
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These stories have villains who have different reasons to murder their victim. Mistresor’s mission in "The Cask of Amontillado" is to take revenge for the thousand times Fortunato had hurt him. On other hand, The Misfit in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" has no reasons to kill Grandma 's family until Grandma finds out who he is; he has to kill even when he says "I hate to have to"(O 'Connor 45) in order nobody else could find out where he is at. Misfit have murder people before killing Grandma and her family. What it makes more incredible this murder is that is ironic, what is the chance of to meet the fugitive you read in the newspaper and that the same killer will kill just because of a tiny mistake. Grandma knew about Misfit even before the family heads to Florida. She also knows what the Misfit is capable of doing. Grandma 's memory makes her think that a plantation that she grew up is in Georgia instead of Tennessee. Mistakes happens all the time, that 's okay because she is old but do another mistake which puts your entire life in risk mistake is incompressible. She does not keep his mouth shut to keep the secret that she knew who he is. Thank to Grandma, All depend on Misfit 's decision. On other hand, Montresor wants Fortunato to pay for everything he has done to him, and he has to do it with greatest care as possible as nobody would find the crime. He is very smart by setting up everything perfectly as it requires steal a bank. He even plans that on carnival day …show more content…
The Misfit and Montresor are the judge of how these arrogant people should live their last moments. What makes them different how they murder their victims is that Mistresor uses revenge and vengeance is never good, kills the soul and poison it. As Mistressor indicates "My heart grew sick; it must have been the cold."(Poe 72). He suffer the side effects of Fortunato 's death, his conscience would not let him live in peace. He even states that "May he rest in peace"(Poe 72). It means that it may be true, Fortunato is resting in peace, and somehow Mistresor isn 't. He may remorse what he did, just imagine thinking for half century that you kill a person, it must become you crazy if you can’t handle the blame. On the other hand, Misfit does not regret what he did with the whole family. He is used to not feel pain at all. He is accused of murder his own father if that does not bother him at all neither the life of others. Some people can manipulate their thoughts to not make them regret their actions. According to Linda Thrasybule "Psychopaths are people who generally lack empathy, don 't feel remorse or guilt for their actions and may use violence or intimidation to get what they want. They can be irresponsible, egocentric, charming and manipulative". Misfit doesn 't feel pain at all, he doesn 't even think about if it is true that he killed his dad. He says "I found out the crime don 't matter. You can do one thing or can do another, kill a man or take a tire off a car,

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