Analysis Of A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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In Flannery O'Connors, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" the theme of moral superiority reigns above all other. Throughout the story O'Connor gives many examples of the grandmother's so-called moral superiority to other races and people. There is talk of a "negro" boy during the story we can conclude this story was written at the peak of racism just ten great before Martin Luther King Jr. givings his "I Have A Dream Speech" (O'Connor). O'Connor provides many examples of this theme through the grandmother's personality; the grandmother is manipulative, self-centered, and unwilling to admit the trouble she causes. The last hope for the grandmother to admit she is not superior is minutes before her death in her encounter with the Misfit. Many literary critics have studied the superiority of the grandmother and how her character develops throughout the story. By referencing these analyses it will further prove the idea superiority to all other races or humans throughout "A Good Man is Hard to Find". Firstly, Manipulation of the son Baileys, ideals during the story show how persistent the grandmother is in making it seem as though her ideals are the only right and pure ideals. The biggest example of manipulation found throughout the story is when the grandmother is insistent upon the grandchildren going to see the history of an old plantation house she remembers. The son does not believe this is a good idea but she is insistent it in necessary. She believes it will teach the kids a
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