Identify Irony in Flanners Oconnor's a Good Man Is Hard to Find

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The Irony in Flannery O’Connor’s Irony is a significant rhetorical technique used in demonstrating a condition which is conflicting or expression whereby the result is the exact opposite of what is anticipated. This device of literature creates absurdity in the story according to its tone. Irony has an element of indirectness hence making the writing interesting to the reader. In the story of Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Irony has aided deeper comprehension and understanding of its themes as it provokes the readers making them to critically analyze the state, paralleling and distinguishing the actual condition with assumptions as explained in the paper. Use of irony is imbued in this work as it is a principal feature…show more content…
She made this judgment using the bare information she assessed, instead of using his character which can only be known in a length of time. The character is determined by distinct qualities which are unique in a person and this cannot be identified within a very short time especially when you meet a person for the first time (Dockery, David, Gregory, George, Brad, Harry, David, Jimmy, Barbara, Glenn, Karen, Paul, Antonio, Kina, Thomas, Susan, Mary, Donald, Kimberly & Todd, 2002). The grandmother objected spending the vacation in Florida but she is the first person to go into the car. We expected her to be dragged into the car since Florida was not her favorite place to spend the vacation. Immediately after the car accident, the Misfit together with his associates comes. The grandmother identifies the Misfit and he is polite which is true but is meant to make the family have easy moments, makes her to assess Misfit. The grandmother ordered for calmness only to tell misfit that he is a good gentleman. She judged that Misfit was from a society which is good moraly(O'Connor, 2001). It is possible that the grandmother was desperate and wanted to gain some favor from Misfit but the baseline is that she made this judgment based on the visible outlook and external behavior which can be misleading because appearance is deceptive and is far from reality. The

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