The Struggle Of Suffering, Misery And Death Essay

762 Words Dec 7th, 2014 4 Pages
Evil is the experience of suffering, misery and death. Chaotic evil exists where there are no morals. In today’s world, our morals are defined to a large extent by religion. The battle between good versus evil goes back to the creation of the world. In religious cases, it goes beyond that. In our society, evil takes a different form each day. It could manifest itself in an individual robbing a store for purposes known only to it or in the massacre of thousands of lives by a group whose staunch faith in their religion leads them to commit such violence justifying their moral atrocities. The latter I believe to be the chaotic evil that has the most impact in our society today.
Catholicism heavily influenced Flannery O’Conner, the writer of A Good Man Is Hard To Find, as she once wrote in a letter “I feel that if I were not a Catholic, I would have no reason to write, no reason to see, no reason ever to feel horrified or even to enjoy anything.” In her stories, the characters are often faced with intense and disturbing situations, and in that moment they experience divinity or an alteration of their faith. In the story, a good man is hard to find, we observe such two examples portrayed by the Grandmother and the Misfit.
The grandmother in the story, a good man is hard to find is the chief protagonist. She is a bothersome woman who lives with her son Bailey and his family. The Grandmother portrays herself as the ideal lady, by proudly wearing her selected hats and dress and…

Related Documents