Deep Rooted Work On A Hard Man

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Research Paper: Deep Rooted Work on a Hard Man Flannery O’Connor was born March 25, 1925, in Savanah, Georgia. She went to what is, now Iowa University and majored in literature. She’s primarily known for her short stories but was a novelist. Flannery O’Connor passed away in 1964 after losing a battle with lupus. The piece of writing that I will be discussing is titled: “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” she wrote this work in 1953 along with several other short stories (Biography.com Editors). To summarize an individual’s life is not what is being established in this writing. What will be discussed, however, is the titled piece: “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Analyzing the writing, looking with a critical eye about what the writing…show more content…
The reader starts to realize that the grandmother is someone that tends to get their way. Or, that they will continue to be a nuisance. What occurs is not what the grandmother intended so she begrudgingly goes about her business making it a point not to be left behind also be dressed to the nine’s. She takes pride in her appearance and Flannery lets the readers know this by stating, “anybody seeing her dead on the highway would know that she was a lady." (O 'Connor). Still the foreshadowing of death and turmoil looms but this was also a lot of writing styles during this time. Their trip continues as planned with the grandmother telling stories to the family, unsuccessfully communicating with the other adults in the vehicle. The children seem to be the only participants in the grandmother’s tales. The readers are introduced to another glimpse of turmoil when O’Connor writes, "the trees were full of silver-white sunlight, and the meanest of them sparkled." (O 'Connor) The illusion demonstrates the battle between good and evil and how sometimes even the darker side seems to be more pleasant with a taste of charm and falsehood. Again, O’Connor always wrote about her belief in God, and this demonstrates to the reader again how she works her beliefs into her work. As the grandmother continues to share
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