A Good Man Is Hard To Find Stephen Sparrow Summary

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Stephen Sparrow article Grace Versus the Glamour of Evil in A Good Man Is Hard to Find is an explanatory article that dumbs down the meaning of Flannery O’Connor’s story A Good Man Is Hard to Find. His article gives solid points and textual evidence that corresponds with the overall theme of O’Connor’s short story. After reading Sparrow’s analysis the reader should get a better understanding of A Good Man Is Hard to Find, in terms of how and why O’Connor used symbols and foreshadowing to convey a theme. The article is a depiction of the multiple literary devices revealed in the story, which alone is what made reading Sparrow’s article so easy to interpret. Grace Versus the Glamour of Evil in A Good Man Is Hard to Find, has
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She begins with pleading for her life, and then attempting to dissect the psyche of the misfit, but after staring at evil (the Misfit) in its face, she saw her own reflection staring back, thus her moment of grace. The moment of grace that the Misfit undergoes happens when the Grandmother says to him “Why, you’re one of my babies, you’re one of my own children,”. In his article, Sparrow translate the Grandmother statement as her telling the Misfit that they are both still children of God. Then she reaches out and touch the Misfit on the shoulder and in response, he jumps up and shoots…show more content…
Sparrow was capable of providing in depth explanations for the meaning of each eminent part of O’Connor’s story. Sparrow’s strongest topic was his interpretation of theme and the build up to it, his use of outside beliefs of natural law and good vs. evil created a foundation for it to be comprehended. Stephen Sparrow delineates his ideas with precise textual evidence, while also throwing in his own out of context input, making reading his analysis enjoyable to read. Grace Versus the Glamour of Evil in A Good Man Is Hard to Find, has a strong foundation of evidence and popular interpretation that acts as a translation for the many literary devices O’Connor uses in A Good Man Is Hard to

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