Truth Is It Good Or Evil Essay

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Have you ever met someone who cares so much about the way they look or how people perceive them that they can't even focus on reality? This sums up the way the grandma in a 'Good Man Is Hard To Find'; is in a nutshell. Superficial would also be a good word to describe the way in which Grandma lived her life. Her whole existence on earth was unrealistic and to a certain extent surreal. Grandma led a life of not knowing the meaning of happiness. A perfect existence for grandma would be for everyone who knew her to think of her as a perfect lady who had no imperfections and always looked and acted like the lady she dreamed to be. For example, when grandma and the family took a road trip to Florida grandma dressed in her nicest clothes…show more content…
I am a firm believer that throughout the story grandma's destiny was to meet the misfit because it was then that she would realize the importance of truth. Although, by the time she meets the misfit it will already be to late. The misfit in a sense brought out the real grandma that no one ever knew. Primarily, death is what brought out the goodness in grandma. I guess it will remain a mystery if grandma was so kind to the misfit because she feared her life or if deep down there was a person no one ever really got to know. Perhaps O'Conner wanted the reader to figure this out for him or herself.      In the beginning of the story grandma is believed to be superficial. We are led to believe this by the odd and peculiar things she did in the short time we grew to know her throughout the short story. For example, when grandma and the family took a road trip to Florida grandma snuck her cat into the already crowded car. It was a three-day road trip but in grandmothers distorted eyes that was too long for the cat to be with her for. 'She didn't intend for the cat to be left alone in the house for three days because he would miss her too much and she was afraid he might brush against one of the gas burners and accidentally asphyxiate himself.'; If she had been more self assured on life she would never think 'what if'; the cat rubs against the stove. She had no regard for the rest of her family who

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