Analysis Of A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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In the short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Conner. The family is headed to Florida and gets lost on their journey. The grandmother wanted to go to Tennessee instead of Georgia, she had read in a newspaper The Misfit that escaped from the Federal Pen. The Misfit had some psychological problems and was very dangerous being that he had just escaped the Federal Pen. On this journey, they toke the wrong turn and the grandmother had a horrible flashback while driving. While on the way the children were thrown on the side of the road and so was the old lady. This was exactly what the grandmother remembers vividly but they were in Georgia not Tennessee. This caused them to run into a ditch and cause an accident. Everyone seem to be okay after the accident, they patiently waited for someone to pass by for some help. They noticed a car passing and tried to flag them down, the car went up the hill and turned around. The car pulled up and two guys with guns got out, the grandmother had a bad feeling that it was someone she knew she just could not recall who he was. John Wesley asked, “Whatcha gonna do with that gun?(pg. 863)” He asked them to move the kids out of the way, the grandmother then remembered who it was. The grandmother said, “You’re the misfit!” he replied, “Yes’m” while smiling slightly, The Misfit, “but it would have been better for all of you, lady, if you hadn’t reckernized me.” These series of events derive from the central idea of the story, that

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