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    Flannery O’Connor has wrote many short stories in her lifetime. One being A Good Man is Hard to Find. This short story is about a family that is going on a road trip to their vacation spot, and along the way they meet a man who is currently on the most wanted list, and the main character, the grandmother realizes her and the most wanted man is not that much different. This story is about good and evil, right and wrong, good people vs bad people. However in this story it is hard to tell the difference between the good people and the bad people. In this source or short story criticism by Thomas Votteler he discusses the violence in Flannery O'Connor's short stories. He mentions how many readers believe so much violence in a book or short story is absurd. However, in the stories O'Connor brings the characters back to reality by using violence. Once they came back to reality they have their moment of grace. For example, in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the grandmother comes face to face with The Misfit as he is pointing a gun at her. By him pointing the gun at the grandmother she has…

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    In the short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor ,the author focuses on the theme good vs. evil. There are many different ways the author expresses the theme of good vs. evil in the story. The grandmother is a person who believes in herself as a good individual and the misfit is character who is believed to be evil by society. The grandmother may be perceived a the good character in the story but she had tendencies and ways that are evil and the Misfit is a evil man who has…

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    Each short story contains a different theme, setting, and genre. The short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, by Flannery O’Connor, focuses on a family’s road trip which comes to a short end. “Regret”, by Kate Chopin, is about Mamzelle Aurelle who lives alone with her dog and has never been married. “The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant, is a story about a couple who learn a pricey lesson about living lavishly. In the three shorty stories, each character underwent a transformation from a…

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    main themes of evil, sin and salvation. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is one of the most respected O'Connor short story writer through a family trip to show us a path of soul salvation, the salvation of the soul essence but a fiction journey. O'Connor said: "A good novelist is through symbols and metaphors to convey feelings." [1] This works in perfect art form to describe profound messages that use a lot of metaphor works so captivating It reveals the profound social problems and cultural…

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    The story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” has a very cynical feel to it. There are many events in the story that are gruesome and seem to have a dark end. Many of the characters in the story think for themselves and there are consequences for their choices throughout the story. Some of these choices are small and don't have much of an effect on the family in the story, but some choices made by characters are life changing. One of the selfish acting people in the story of Bailey. He is the father…

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    seen 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. These same values are upheld by Red Sam, the owner of The Tower, a restaurant that the family stops for food at. 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”…

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    The Meaning of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” The title of Flannery O'Connor's short story “ A Good Man is Hard to Find” has a deep meaning and influences key items in the story. The family that is depicted in the story learns how important the idea of “a good man is hard to find” is and what happens to them is influenced by this theme. The grandmother in particular is aware of the theme and is directly related to it because of her self acquired “lady-like” traits . The story reveals just how…

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    Questions for "A Good Man is Hard to Find" in the O'Connor folder. Answer each question in 5-8 specific sentences. Use quotes from the story as well. What does the grandmother do that causes the accident? What mistake about place does she make? How does her mistake fit with her personality? In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the grandmother ultimately causes the car accident by sneaking her cat on the family trip to Tennessee. It is definitely apparent that this action caused…

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    sinks in and settles in it, that does the hurt” (Bacon). In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, there are two characters that are the main cause to the story; one who was dishonest and the other who was honest. Characters such as the grandmother who was dishonest and The Misfit who was an honest man. The Misfit is an honest man for many reasons throughout the story and if only the grandmother was honest to her family, they would have been safe on vacation. Honesty is important,…

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    A good man is indeed hard to find. Flannery O’Connor is a strong believer in faith, and in this short story, she makes speculations about society and human nature. Using the character the grandmother in the tale, she exhibits her as a representation of all her observations about the inherent characteristics in people. A Good Man is Hard to Find questions the true qualities of human nature and sends readers messages that are most likely ignored and almost never uttered out loud. From this cynical…

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