Analysis Of A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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The story begins with a Grandmother trying to convince her son, Bailey and daughter in law to take a vacation in East Tennessee rather than Florida because of the escape of an escaped convict known as the Misfit and the children have already been there (Kirszner & Mandell, 2012). The Grandmother’s grandson states that she should just stay home, in which the granddaughter replied that she would not want to miss anything, as she had to always go where the family went. The Grandmother dressed as a lady, and was the first in the car, hiding her cat in a basket so her son did not see it. “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” written by (Mary) Flannery O’Connor is about a grandmother who reminisces with her grandchildren on the good versus evil in the world.

Throughout the trip, the children played games and read their comic books. Once they were finished with everything they brought to do, the Grandmother shared stories of her time and how children acted in her time. “...children were more respectful of their native states and their parents and everything else” (Kirszner & Mandell, 2012, pg. 298). Even though there is no mention about a “good” man, the Grandmother states how children in today’s times do not respect their heritage, family, or elders.

When the family stopped to get something to eat, the Grandmother talked with the owner, Red Sammy and his wife, about how “good” men are hard to find these days.The first reference the Grandmother made of a “good” man was about Red Sammy.
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