In class, we have read a couple of Flannery O’ Connor’s short stories which include A Good Man is

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In class, we have read a couple of Flannery O’ Connor’s short stories which include A Good Man is Hard to Find, Good Country People, and Revelations. After reading these stories, I noticed that Flannery O’ Connor changes the story but in a sense keeps the same main characters in every story. The main things that change between these characters are how they decide to handle a situation and their names; the things that do not change are often the outlook that they have on the world. I noticed the grandma from A Good Man is Hard to Find and Ruby Turpin from Revelations follow the criteria that I listed above. Throughout this paper, I am going to discuss the similarities and differences between the grandma and Ruby Turpin. The Grandma from…show more content…
The pleasant lady comments on how good the weather has been lately and Mrs. Turpin replies that is good enough weather for white folks to pick cotton if African Americans decided not to pick cotton for the white folks. Mrs. Turpin begins to say that now neither white folks nor black folks want to pick cotton and she says it’s because black folks feel like they should be equal with white folks. Readers can only conclude that Mrs. Turpin is a bigot from her statements within this section of the book because she implies that black folks have their place and white folks have another place in the world. It is almost like Mrs. Turpin regards herself as higher up in society because she is white and believes that black folks should be her subordinates. The grandmother from a Good Man is Hard to Find handles a revelation in her own way. The grandmother happens to be very judgmental throughout the story of people that are in a lower class than her and African Americans. Toward the end of the story she is trapped on the side of the road with her family after they have just experienced a car accident and the misfit along with his crew pulls over to help them. The grandmother eventually realizes who he is. When she realizes that she has nothing left to live for, she connects with another human being and considers the misfit as an equal. She does this by saying to the misfit, “Why you’re one of my babies. You’re one of my own children!” (377). The grandmother finally

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