A Proposal

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Allison Seiter

Introduction to Literature

Brian Leingang

April 1, 2013

A Proposal: A Good Man is Hard to Find

In 1953, the short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” was published in the

anthology Modern Writing I by Avon Publications. Around the year 1955, a collection of

short stories by Flannery O’Connor became published. The themes of these stories range

from baptism to serial killers and then to human greed and exploration. For the majority

of these novels, the main character undergoes a spiritual change due to violent scenes. In

1960, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” was collected in the anthology The House of

Fiction, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. This
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Criticizes the allusion of writer Flannery O 'Connor to the 1st and 2nd letters of Paul to Timothy in her novel `A Good Man Is Hard to Find. ' Construction of the chosen allusion; Interpretation of the allusion; Plot of the novel.

Hendricks, T. W. "Flannery O 'connor 's "Spoiled Prophet." Modern Age 51.3/4 (2009): 202-210. Academic Search Complete. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.

A literary criticism of the short story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor is presented. It examines the characters of the Misfit and the Grandmother, particularly the Misfit as a prophet. An overview of the story is included. The themes of faith, sin and humanity 's relationship to God and religion, particularly Catholicism, are explored.

Keil, Katherine. "O 'connor 's A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND." Explicator 65.1 (2006): 44-47. Academic Search Complete. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.

The author offers literary criticism and commentary on "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor. The article focuses on the character of the grandmother, whose story is said to parallel that of the sailor in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Supporting evidence for this reading of the text is provided.

Link, Alex. "Means, Meaning, And Mediated Space In "Good Man Is Hard To Find.." Southern Quarterly 44.4 (2007): 125-138. Academic Search Complete. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.

Presents literary criticism of the book "A Good Man Is

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