Decisions Made By Leaders Around The Globe Affect Essay

1032 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Decisions made by leaders around the globe affect at least one person each day. These decisions are not necessarily achieved by rational individuals. Placing those people in positions of power without the incentive to make the proper decision will result in a scenario resembling that which is portrayed in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. Within the story, the grandmother sees herself as a lady that can manipulate her family in any way she pleases. Red Sam, the owner of The Tower, upholds these values to the same extent as her. While Red Sam and the grandmother converse, they mention the Misfit, a third individual who places himself in a position of power. These characters in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” all demonstrate being in a position of power affects the way in which one can identify and trust people that they think are good.
Red Sam’s actions suggest that he considers good people to be those that can convince him to trust them based on their personal belongings. On page 141, while talking with the grandmother at The Tower, Red Sam says, “it was a old beat-up car but it was a good one and these boys looked all right to me”. The conversation with the grandmother shows that Red Sam places his trust in these boys not because his judgment determines them as good in a moral and honest sense, but due to his admiration for the car that they possessed. Moreover, his beliefs blind him from the possibility of the boys never coming back, which he does not register until it is too…

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