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    Flannery O’Connors “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is a story that discusses a grandmother and her family going on a vacation that ultimately ends and their deaths. There deaths were led by the grandmothers’ tendency to not know when to stop talking and from not being able to go with the intentional plans. In a way the story should be titled A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, because the irony of who was really good and who was really bad left the ending with a plot twist. If the grandmother had been a…

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    today, still holds relevance with readers, teachers and literature classes. Most of the time Sothern Gothic literature would tie into some sort of social issue in the American South such as slavery. A few very recognizable authors in this genre are Flannery O 'Connor, William Faulkner, and Carson McCullers. The gothic south haunts the American imagination as fears and desires become projected onto a geographical region with a troubled and troubling past (Hendershot 152). With so many…

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    It was very difficult to pick a short story this week. I like all of them. However. the one I chose was Flannery O’Connor “A Good Man is Hard to find”. For starters, the title caught my attention and was eager to find out the details. There are many different elements of literature in the short story like the symbol (the grandmother hat), themes (the definition of a good man), and motif which is used to help the theme. An example of this in the story would be that a good man was easier to come…

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    Education, the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, is one if not the most important aspect in an individual’s lifetime. When an individual is born, whether it be a boy or a girl, the child is not born evil or with a desire to perform malicious acts. Instead, as the child continues to grow and develop, his surroundings and background will slowly educate the child into what is good and what is bad. However, despite the environment a child grew up in, the one factor an individual…

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    A Journey of faith Christianity is the underlying theme in a lot of Flannery O’Connor’s writing. As she writes, “I write the way I do because (not though) I am a Catholic” (O’Connor, “On Her Catholic Faith” 435). Without keeping her Christian background in focus, she believes it is impossible to fully understand and interpret her stories. These interpretations accurately describe the journey that the grandmother takes in “A Good Man Is Hard To Find.” In this story, the grandmother's…

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    Some may be problematic situations or some may be something meaningful that is portrayed in this world. The stories “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter, and “Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor all present acts of moral purifiers through their creative writing, which may have a positive impact upon society. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” portrays many themes throughout the plot according to literary…

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    before the fall. Pride in one’s self can lead to very sinful patterns, and this can cause a shrinking of faith. Living as a Christian, one wants to lead a God-pleasing, humble life in thanks to the Lord for all he has done. In “Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor, due to the pride she has in herself, Mrs. Turpin shows readers how having a worldly mindset rather than focusing on God can hurt one’s perception of others. To begin, Mrs. Turpin held pride in her ethnicity and used it as a tool to place…

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    The character, the grandmother, in the short story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor is a portrayed as the typical old southern woman. The grandmother's words show that she is not afraid to speak out, whether it is something that needs to be left unsaid, because she feels entitled to say whatever comes to her mind. Her actions show that she considers herself to be a typical lady, but also revealing that she is stubborn. Then, the description of her in the story expose that she is…

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    In “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” by Flannery O’Connor, a mother and a daughter were living on a farm when a man named Mr. Shiftlet comes. The two are so poor the mother says “If you come out here to work,but I can't pay.” Mr. Shiftlet stays to work and within a week “He had patched the front and…

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    When I was a little girl, I used to love to read stories. Whether it was long or short, it didn 't matter much to me as long as there were words on the page, if I could physically hold the book and if it had the occasional illustrated picture in it. I even loved to do the summer reading program that we had at our local library because it gave out prizes to kids for their achieved specific reading goals. But now I believed that I read stories solely for the purpose of not having anything else to…

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