O ' Connor 's `` A Good Man Is Hard For Find `` And `` Good Country People ``

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Flannery O’Connor was a devout catholic whose writing was a reflection of the violence in the temporal world. O’Connor suffered with lupus which had a grave impact on her life, but that didn’t stop her from publishing many stories that achieved awards. O’Connor’s stories, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and “Good Country People” are two examples of the talented woman’s works that gained popularity over the years. Through analyzing these short stories, one could insinuate that there are many commonalities between the setting, characters, and themes of these stories.
In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” O’Connor immediately introduces an older woman who was completely against taking a family trip to Florida. Instead she was determined to redirect their trip toward Tennessee. O’Connor includes brief details of the woman that could lead the reader to believe that she isn’t completely sane. For example, as the old lady gets into the car, “she was hiding a basket with Pitty Sing, the cat, in it,” (612). Fearing that the cat would miss her too much. The woman also overdressed herself to the point where she was completely gaudy “in case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady,” (612). These silly characteristics create a witty scene for the road-trip.
Along the way, the family stops to grab some food at a barbecue joint and the grandmother discusses the unlikelihood of finding a trustworthy man during such a time with the owner of

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