Flannery O ' Connor 's A Good Man Is Hard And Find, And Other Stories

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“Flannery O 'Connor is considered one of America 's greatest fiction writers and one of the strongest apologists for Roman Catholicism in the twentieth century (Gordon).” Flannery O’Connor is known for being a honest religious person and one can see her spirituality through her short stories in “A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Other Stories.” When looking deep into Flannery O’Connor’s short stories one topic that returns throughout “A Good Man is Hard to Find, and other Stories” is the effective workings of Grace. The word Grace has multiple meanings, it could mean a smooth motion, or the way someone might behave, but in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find, and other Stories” she uses the meaning of a virtue coming from God. God’s Grace can be viewed as redemption concerning people who may not deserve it. In the short stories that Flannery O’Connor writes there are different ways God’s Graces appears usually it is unexpected to a reader. For some it is just a lesson learned like the Grandfather and Nelson in “The Artificial Nigger”, and for others it ends in death like the Grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and the young boy in “The River.” Within Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, “ A Good Man is Hard to Find”, “The River”, and “The Artificial Nigger”, there is a recurring theme of God’s Grace affecting the characters.
In the short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the Grandmother receives Grace moments before she dis killed by the Misfit who also…

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