A Good Man Is Hard, And The Cask Of Amontillado By Mary Flannery O ' Connor
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We have been assigned many great stories to read while in this class. In this paper we will cover and analyze three different short stories and quickly compare and contrast things they have in common. This paper will analyze “A Rose for Emily”, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, and “The Cask of Amontillado”. We will analyze the different symbolism throughout all the stories such as “the elusive definition of a good man” which comes from “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, also themes in the different stories like traditions people follow, and the power that death has. The story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” was published May 12, 1995 and was written by Mary Flannery O’Connor. O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” follows a family and how they ironically met their end. The story begins as we follow a family as the grandmother of the story attempts to convince her son and his wife to avoid Florida as the family trip and go to East Tennessee instead.
The grandmother hid her cat in a basket, which she puts in the car with her on the day of the trip. The grandmother wears a floral hat and dress, because if she were to get into a car accident people would know she is “a lady”. The two kids June Star and John Wesley clearly dislike their grandmother, it is very clear because they often make remarks to suggest this. The family makes their way through Georgia and they Grandma reminisces about an old suitor she had back in the day when the family passes