Bonney, William. "The Moral Structure of Flannery O'Connor's a Good Man Is ." Studies in Short Fiction, vol. 27, no. 3, Summer90, p. 347. EBSCOhost, pulaskitech.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&AN=9705041482&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
The ten stories in Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find circumscribe a moral and thematic center (Bonney). William Booney’s article was written as if the grandmother is actually grasping the saving fact of her own moral relationship with the criminal, or whether the old woman is just using one more controlling ploys in an effort to avoid death (Bonney). Her sudden religious tendency may just be an unsuccessful try for survival or a…show more content… On the route to Florida, the grandmother is quick to point out the cemeteries on the way to Florida, which means that she knows her life is limited and she will be in one soon. Finally, the grandmother is led to the misfit and tries to act as a peacemaker. This plan fails because God is the only peacemaker when it comes to trouble. The critic offers a critical analysis of the idea of imagery and foreshadowing, which this critic believes is brought on by God as payback.
Gooch, Brad. Flannery: a life of Flannery OConnor. New York, Back Bay Books, 2010.
Gooch’s book A Life of Flannery O’Connor is a guide to O’Connor’s work and life. She was born in Savannah, the only child of two Irish Catholics on the rebound and named after the wife of a Civil War hero and distant cousin, Captain John Flannery. Gooch makes to our understanding of O'Connor is his thorough of her early life in Savannah and in Milledgeville, Ga. Her father, Edward O'Connor, died of lupus when she was 15 and her mother, Regina, was a strongminded and conservative woman. Gooch is a sympathetic critic of O’Connor’s life and writings. O'Connor earned a master degree in fine arts and was the first famously successful writer to come from a background of such education. Gooch is a good literary critic but never quite faces up to what is a fascinating aspect of O'Connor's art. Time and again her stories end in