A Good Man Is Hard To Find By Mary Flannery O Connor

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Mary Flannery O’Connor was an American writer, who was born in savannah Georgia in 1925 (Gordon, 2016). Mary Flannery O’Connor was shortly known as Flannery O’Connor, who wrote short stories and novels. She began her career when she attended college at Georgia College and State University. In 1944 Flannery O’Connor wrote a short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. This short story was not later recognized and published till 1955. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor was about a family who went on a trip to Florida, and got slaughtered by man they called the misfit. The main character was the grandmother who tried to convince the family not to go to Florida, then later would be trying to convince the
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As we see in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" is an argument between the grandmother with a rather odd out look of goodness, and a criminal that lives off evil. The grandmother seems to intake goodness as being decent, proper, and mindful of religion, having good manners, and coming from a family with the right values. The grandmother works hard to help the misfit understanding that he is a good man even after he murdered her family, and that he does not want to hurt people, that he is just misunderstood. Then contrasting that when she falls in the hands of the The Misfit, who seems absorbed with evil and no sense of guilt to the crimes he has committed, and who lives on doing cruel and destructiveness to the people he comes in contact…show more content…
Even though the grandmother lives her life with old values, she believes everyone can live that way, including the misfit. The misfit who had a hardness about him due to all the encounters that he had to face over his life, still opened up to the grandmother, as he tried explaining the reasons he did what he did. This was also proven by John Desmond in his analogy of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” that Good Vs. Evil is the main theme of the story, and spoken through the grandmother and the
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