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Examples Of The Grandmother In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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The Grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard To Find” is the one of the most prominent characters in the story. Moreover, her personality is quite interesting and greater than most, for she casts an ascendancy over the other characters in the story. Great in the sense that her personality was quite faceted.; though not a particularly admirable mixed bag of personality elements. Evidence of her complexity is sprinkled throughout the story: The Grandmother enticing her grandchildren to get their father to go to a particular area; her interest and enthusiasm for being regarded as a “lady” (357), which is a euphemism for a term you would use when referring to a woman in the upper class; not to mention, a proclivity for doing whatever she deems necessary to get what she wants. The aforementioned examples are proof that The Grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard To Find" is massively status conscious, manipulative, and juvenile. From the outset of the story The Grandmother was concerned about her appearance and social status, as it pertains to perception. This behavior is displayed in the text — as well as in other places— when explaining why The Grandmother wore a particular dress: “In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once she was a lady.” (357) A distinction she manifestly, not to mention earnestly, deeply regards. The preparation for such an eventuality isn't what corroborates the point. It is the purposeful choice to don a particular outfit in
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