A Good Man Is Hard For Find By Flannery O ' Connor

1315 WordsNov 25, 20156 Pages
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a well-known short story written by Flannery O’Connor. O’Connor was born in Georgia, which is also the setting for her story “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. It has been widely anthologized in English textbooks because of its riveting storyline and gothic elements. In this story, the grandmother can be considered a protagonist, but is also a manipulator. She makes her family out to be terrible people in order to make herself look better. The family is supposed to be going on a trip to Florida, but for some reason the grandmother does not want to head that way because of a murderer on the loose called The Misfit. She is afraid her family will run into the Misfit and she ends up being correct because her family does end up crossing paths with the Misfit, and he does end up killing every member of the family, including herself. The grandmother does not even beg for the Misfit to spare the lives of her grandchildren or son and daughter-in-law, she only begs for him to spare her own life. The grandmother begins praying to God, only when her life is on the line, thus making her religious faith an empty one. The grandmother seems like the last person to receive grace because she is manipulative and a liar, but she is still saved. At the end of the story, the grandmother reaches her salvation and is resurrected at the hands of the Misfit. Unlike most loving, caring grandmothers, the grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is extremely selfish and
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