A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Summary 6

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Flannery O'Connor's story "A Good Man is Hard to Find," is about a family taking a trip to Florida that all get killed by an escaped convict, how calls himself the Misfit, and two of his friends. In this story the reader may assume some of the men in the story is the man the title refers to, but as the story unfolds, and the family continues on their journey, every man on the story displays a considerable fault. With Regard's to Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" this essay will analyze the narrator's Irony, main characters, foreshadowing, and some symbolism. There are several ironies dispersed in O'Conners short story. At the beginning, the grandmother is opposed to go to Florida on vacation, but when the time…show more content…
Bailey's mother constantly warning him on the way he drives and also adding how badly she would like to see this farmhouse also. Now the Misfit is a man that was put into prison for killing his own father. Now, he does not remember or want to believe what he did. He tells the grandmother no matter what anyone does they will forget what it is they have done and eventually be punished for it. Even though the Misfit can execute an entire family there is a small amount of emotion expressed when his two friends come back from the woods and see the grandmother lying in a pool of her own blood. One friend say's, "some fun" and the Misfit reply's, "It's no real pleasure in life" (A Good Man is Hard to Find pg. 365-366). The Misfit may not believe in the way the grandmother lived but he showed a small amount of care in what she believed. Along with many ironies, this story also has much foreshadowing and symbolism, O'Connor uses much foreshadowing in this story. An example of this is in the first paragraph, when the grandmother tells Bailey, her only son she lives with, to read a part of the news paper that say's, "Here this fellow that calls himself the misfit is a loose from the federal pen" (pg. 354). Now, the first time a reader is reading this they night assume that the family will meet up with the Misfit. This is a writing technique that some writer's use to give the reader small clues of who they might meet up with in the later part of there stories. Another thing

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