A Good Man Is Hard And Good Country People By Flannery O ' Connor Essay

2090 Words Nov 16th, 2016 9 Pages
According to Earl Nightingale, “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself.” This is a common thing that many people do throughout their lifetime. People might judge others to feel secure or to create an identity for themselves. Judging others by their appearance or by the things they own should not be a reason to dislike them. While it may be a common thing to do since we are all humans, it does come with some consequences. In Flannery O 'Connor 's short stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Good Country People”, readers realize that the main characters tend to be judgmental about the people around them. Many of O’Connor’s stories have many religious themes in them, and both stories show it. O’Connor was a Catholic and like sharing her strong beliefs in them when writing her stories to set a goal to the readers. As Ed. Sara Constantakis states that O’Connor called this concept “Christian realism” (Constantakis, 2012). In her story “Good Country People” she could have based her main character Hulga as herself since she also had bad health. O’Connor was diagnosed with lupus at the age of twenty-five which was the same disease that had killed her father. Flannery moved to her mother’s house after many treatments and later moved to a farm with her mother. It is a coincidence that both Hulga and O’Connor lived in a farm and with their mothers at a young age. She would also base her stories in the south and would often show it by using the word…
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