Flannery O Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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In the short story, “A good man is hard to find” a representation of the world’s petty sins is demonstrated within the small family unit. Each member in the family represented a major flaw in humanity across the globe. Before the end of the story all characters involved had an opportunity to right their wrong before they died. Some people struggle with their sin and feel remorseful after they have committed them. Most of the story the family does not seem to be concerned at all with the wrong doing. Whether the characters realized they were wrong or not does not change their fate a death still had to occur, because the Bible says the wages of sin is death.
“The grandma didn’t want to go to Florida” (par. 1) was the first sentence in this short story which clearly reveals grandma’s selfish ways. The bible tells us to love our neighbor as we love our self and not to bear false witness, but grandma struggles with these two sins. The author, Flannery O’Connor, noticeably demonstrates in her writing that grandma loves herself more than anyone, and will lie for her own selfish desires. Grandma intentionally brought the cat on the trip, without anyone else’s knowledge, because she thought being gone for three days would cause the cat to “miss her” (par.10). The cat is what instigated the car
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The wife was so silent, the story only explained what she looked like never one conversation in all of the scenes. At the home the children made fun of grandma but the husband and wife allowed the kids to be disrespectful to their grandma and did not correct them. Even at the restaurant neither parent said a word when June was rude to the owner’s wife. During the ride instead of disciplining John for kicking the seat, he turned the car around and went in the direction the kids wanted him to go. The Bible says if you spare the rod you spoil the child. There is no rod being used on these
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