Summary Of ' The Grandmother ' Essay

2094 Words Oct 18th, 2016 9 Pages
1.Unstable situation
The grandmother, plays a major role in the story by introducing the audience to a very unlikeable person, which in turns, gives a distinctive negative attitude towards her that grows throughout the story. She isn’t very well liked by the family of her son, Baily. Baily’s family tries to ignore the grandmother because she often is a self-interested and conning women. For instance, the grandmother tries to convince the family to go to Tennessee instead of Florida, by adding there is a loose criminal headed towards the south. However, the grandmother being intrusive, tags along with the family anyways, “Afraid she 'd miss something.” In the story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, it shows how such a self-deemed “lady as herself” would portray vanity at its finest, and how in the end, she would come to a revelation, an epiphany, to realize who she really is or was.


A. Setting

Time: The story takes off on hot afternoon day, presumably spring in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The grandmother mentions, “She said she thought it was going to be a good day for driving, neither too hot nor to cold,” indicating that winter has passed and summer is yet to come. Throughout the story, time takes on a role of setting the right moments at the right time. For example, when the family first embarks on their journey, the grandmother says how wonderful the day is, but ironically, it would be her last. In the later part of the story, there is several counts of…

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