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    The use of irony in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor makes liberal use of irony, an important literary tool, in her story “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. The author juxtaposes a seemingly sterling protagonist, the Grandmother, with an abominable antagonist, the Misfit. The meeting of these two main characters culminates in the unexpected murder of a family of five who had set off, innocently enough, on a vacation. Through irony, the author elicits doubt as to which of the two main…

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    that ends in bitterness.” - Flannery O’Connor. The quote has significant meaning regarding the short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” because the short story demonstrates how a pleasant road trip slowly became a tragic ending. On March 25, 1925, Flannery O 'Connor was born as the only child. She was also born into a family that was Roman Catholics. At a young age her father was diagnosed with lupus, a disease she was later diagnosed with as well. Flannery O’Connor wrote a range of short…

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    The Grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” The grandmother in Flannery O’Connor short story” A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is a women, who think and talk about herself as a lady. But is she? She is trying to influence her son’s family decision. Providing arguments why not to go to Florida, why Tennessee, where she wants to go would be better choice. Her arguments don’t change trip destination, but on the way down to Florida she invents little lie and uses the children to force side trip on a…

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    Grandmother Vs Misfit

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    “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor has been one of the most interesting stories I have ever come across. The story revolves around a family who decide to go on a vacation to Florida, toting along their grandmother. Along the way, the family encounters ‘The Misfit,’ a runaway criminal. O’Connor writes the characters of the grandmother and The Misfit, who at first glance seem so different from each other, yet throughout the short story, share underlying similarities. The…

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    Flannery O’Connor “Mary Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925. She was the only child of Regina L. Cline and Edward F. O’Connor Jr. Both of her parents grew up Roman Catholics. The Clines were a prominent family in the state, Regina Cline’s father having been mayor of Milledgeville for many years (n.pag.Hyman). O’Connor may have only been alive for 39 years, but in those 39 years, she became a very successful writer (n.pag. Shurbutt). In her short years she wrote…

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    Flannery O’Connor lived a short thirty-nine years and during that time published thirty-one stories and two novels, in addition to multiple reviews and essays. Despite her short ourve, O’Connor aimed to illuminate an impactful, didactic message in each of her stories, exposing truths behind the superficialities of dialogue and self-image. To achieve that message, most of her stories share a glaring continuity: They take place in the American South. O’Connor uses the culture of the American South…

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    In her short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, Flannery O’Connor introduces the reader to a world of family issues, danger, and murder. The story was written in 1955 during a period of social and racial unrest in the southern United States. Mostly, the story follows O 'Connor 's basic Southern Gothic writing style, a work that is "cold and dispassionate, as well as almost absurdly stark and violent" (Galloway). While the quote gives major insight into the tone of the story, it does not offer a…

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    the Works of Flannery O’Connor “First responses to O’Connor are invariably extreme. Forgetting about the stoning of St. Stephen or Herod’s slaughter of the innocents or even the cross itself, many first-time readers of O’Connor, knowing that she is a Christian writer, re puzzled by her grotesqueries and the violence of her vision. The problem is, of course, that most readers possess flimsy ideas about what is “Christian” literature and what is not” (Baumgaertner 19). Flannery O’Connor was born…

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    what they write and some people do not. People usually write stories that relate to them. They write about things that help show how they think and what they believe in. Flannery O’Connor is known for her novels and short stories. Her work uses grotesque description to describe the characters and the settings. Flannery O’Connor uses grotesque description…

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    Weiland).O’Connor does this by incorporating three different parts in the story which foreshadow the death. The first is when the story says that the killer is in Florida which is the state that they are traveling to. The second is when they pass six graves. The third is when The Misfit digs and re-buries a hole. By adding these three things the author foreshadowed the murders of the family, and even who the murderer would be. The Author of “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Flannery O'Connor, uses…

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