The Mother in A Good Man is Hard to Find Essay

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The Mother in A Good Man is Hard to Find

Thesis: The children's mother is a lonesome young woman with out love and affection from her closest family, and the only one who talks to her with respect is the Misfit.
I. Critics have agreed mostly when they have tried to analyze the grandmother and the Misfit.
A. Stephen C. Bandy and Kathleen G. Ochshorn try in separate occasions to analyze the final scene between the grandmother and the Misfit.
B. Michell Owens shows how the grandmother has dealt with her changing social order.
C. Gary Sloan analyzes the Misfit behavior.
D. C. R. Kropf tries to analyze the grandmother and the Misfit.
II. Critics disagree in very few cases, except where Flannery O'Connor got her
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III. The mother is nowhere to be found in critics journals, except when Blythe and Sweet compare her to a rabbit, I'm going to try to shed some light on her as a mother.
A. Flannery O'Connor did not give the mother a name, she is referred to as the children's mother. B. She is raising three children and has little or no time for herself.
C. Bailey seems to care about her, but does not show it until right before his death.
D. The children's mother is a housewife and her family treats her in that way. 1. Flannery O'Connor allows her to speak up few times in the story.
2. She is inexperienced as a mother and a wife.
E. The conflict that the mother caused that lead the family off the main-road, into the Misfit's hands.

The Person Behind the Children's Mother in Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find."

Critics of Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find," have agreed mostly when they have tried to analyze the grandmother and the Misfit. One of those critics, Stephen C. Bandy, says that there are only two characters in the story, the grandmother and the Misfit. Bandy feels that the Misfit is capable of irony and the Misfit means what he ways. In the grandmother's case, Bandy says that readers get emotional about her, because how she died, but also

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