As a gesture of love, acceptance, and forgiveness, the grandmother goes to touch the Misfit; he, however, shoots her dead. The Misfit is aware that “grace worked through him to strengthen the woman’s faith” (108). This scene defines the moment of grace in the grandmother’s life as she was able to fill her conscious with compassion by viewing him as one of her own children. An interesting remark is that the Misfit In the midst of such heartbreak and violence, the grandmother was able to feel love and sympathy towards the criminal. O’Connor emphasizes the dramatic transformation of the grandma in traumatic times from selfish and manipulative to benevolent and warmhearted.
During the 15th century, Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern western world. You can enjoy much of the greatest art created, during that exciting age, today like Michelangelo’s David or Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. There’s also Ghiberti's glorious 3D bronze gates, Fra Angelico’s serene beauty of paintings and the Duomo that kicked off the Renaissance.
Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, Mossaccio….these are a few artists of the Renaissance that impacted the era. With these artists a cult of genius began in the Renaissance.
While researching this short story you complete a close reading you come to recognize the close details that come to expose a theme that is elusive and shows different parallels of what Grandma considers being a good man within different parts of the story. In order to bring further understanding I am going to give you a brief summary on the short story.
When working with Florence, I will use a strengths approach, which will focus on Florence’s strengths. I need to have the belief that everyone has strengths. I will need to find strengths in Florence and help her discover those strengths, so she can find more effective ways of parenting and be able to regain custody of her daughter. I will have the belief that everyone has worth, no matter what they have done. I also need to believe that people have the capacity to change. I will focus on Florence’s abilities and assets, not her problems. It is important that social workers do not judge their clients, no matter what they do, or have done. It will be important that I not judge Florence for abusing her daughter. I will be an enabler, and supportive, and not tell Florence what she should do. She said that the police were very kind to her the night that Dave died, and it sounded like she appreciated their kindness. I will need to show her kindness and respect as well. That will help foster a trusting relationship between us. I will need to be her advocate as I work with other agencies, especially when working with the child welfare agency to do all I can to help her regain custody of Crystal. I will need to start where Florence is, recognizing that she is the expert of her life. I need to listen carefully during our first interview, and allow Florence to tell me as much about herself as possible, so I can get the best overall picture of her.
The consequences of Charlotte’s change in behaviour weigh heavily on her mind. Miss Hancock is killed, and Charlotte is left in emotional distress as she feels guilty for her death. It is because of how Charlotte now treats Miss Hancock, that she feels guilt. Charlotte feels that she “could have said something. Like thank you for grade 7.” (6) Charlotte feels that a comment such as this would have left Miss Hancock feeling welcomed and loved again. But it is because of the pressures of the classroom that results in Charlotte avoiding speaking kindly of Miss Hancock. As a comment such as this could have definitely turned her into a target of the class as well. Additionally, Charlotte is left in emotional distress after Miss Hancock’s death. Charlotte “stayed home…[and] kept having periods of uncontrollable weeping.” (6) This is a result of Charlotte’s love for Miss Hancock, and her inability to be there for Miss Hancock when she needed her most because of how she was being treated. The social environment of the class prevented Charlotte from indulging in Miss Hancock’s glitzy teaching methods. Her behaviour was forced in to change at that time, because of the hostile environment that her
At times, we have to be at the verge of death to come to the realization of important things in life. We tend to be and act a certain way towards others without noticing, until it may be too late. In O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the character of the grandmother portrays judgment, selfishness, and realization. While demonstrating the characteristics of a round character, in all, the grandmother goes from being a ruthless, critical woman in the beginning, to being an understanding, changed woman at the end.
The Renaissance was a period in history following the Middle Ages in which a “rebirth” occurred. This rebirth refers to the increase of interest and emphasis on culture and learning that characterised this era. Art, music, philosophy and other aspects of European culture were embraced and strived in this period, which was unlike the Middle Ages that had just come to an end. This created a clear contrast between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period. It started as a cultural movement in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe rather quickly, due to the creation of the printing press. This period is looked at as a great and prosperous time in human history, and it is believed that the people of the time lived rather good lives and were
The narrator’s insanity does not unravel overnight. She is just an ordinary woman who suffers from depression. Her
During the Renaissance, Florence profited from a mercantile economy due to the guilds, the quality and variety of goods and the style and management of the market place.
“It is a shame that her father left her...this happened because her mother failed her job as a wife...she is so young...what was her father thinking?”, my relatives whispered as they sipped their tea. My cousin’s face turned pale like the white blanket of snow falling outside the lodge at the camp in Lake Tahoe. Her expression held so many emotions as if it was a canvas of a painting to be gazed upon. I could see that she felt frustrated and tired of these rude remarks, and all I did was just stand there and caressed the back side of her hands, so I could comfort her. Suddenly, it felt like the air had thickened so much that even a hammer could not slash it into tiny bits. My cousin had not yet known why her father left the house yesterday.
I hold all of her. I hold all of her memories, all of her aspirations, all of her secrets. I even hold what’s left of her physical being. I hold her remains, the remains of her deteriorating body, the remains of her withering memory, the remains of her. You see, she lives in me. She died in me. The rest of her life, will be spent inside of me with nothing to do but look back at her life and wonder. I often felt her wondering, not about herself, but those who surrounded her. She wondered about her kooky grandmother; how she went to the store everyday on her birthday and bought herself flowers, because she was her own person and would be damned if told otherwise. She thought about her father; how he was both a pessimist and naive all
Brunelleschi's design of the dome for Florence's cathedral is one of the most impressive ways to build a dome, the technology at this point of the history, could make seem the building as something impossible to do, but the start motivation was Florence people´s creativity and their neighbors competitiveness.
“Like her I unravel my story, and the longer the thread, the less there is left to tell” (63).
the youthful biblical slayer of Goliath who had become the symbol of the Florentine Republic – and therefore an ideal choice of subject for the residence of the most powerful family in Florence. The Medici were aware of Donatello’s earlier David in Florence’s town hall, which the artist had produced during the threat of invasion by King Ladislaus. Their selection of the same subject suggests that the Medici identified themselves with Florence or, at the very least, shared Florence’s ideals and the Florentine desire for freedom and independence. To underscore that association, the Medici added an inscription to the base of David statue: The victor is whoever defends the fatherland. God crushes the wrath of an enormous foe. Behold! A boy overcame