A Good Man Is Hard To Find Literary Analysis

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Judgment “A Good Man is Hard to Find” By Flannery O'Connor is about a family that goes on a trip; along with the family the grandmother tags along and causes things to get off track and gets the family into trouble. O'Connor was born in the 1900sin Savannah, Georgia. O'Connor was a catholic woman with grace. In the story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” O'Connor portrays the grandmother in the story to be extremely judgmental toward people who she doesn’t believe have the same morals or mind set she does. The grandmother judges the children’s mother way of dressing in comparison to herself and how she carries herself. The grandmother also judges the children on their manners and …show more content…

She thinks very little of her. “ A young woman in slacks, whose face was a broad and innocent as a cabbage” (pg.1 pp.2) says the grandmother about the children’s mother. The way she specifically points out the slacks the mother is wearing shows she does not agree or see it as being okay if a woman wears slacks. She compares her to a cabbage; something hollow and plain almost saying the mother has no brain and is stupid. O'Connor also writes,” the grandmother had on a navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print.” (pg.2 pp.3) In this quote, the author is describing what the mother of the children and the grandmother are wearing. Her description of the mother was very bland and short; again mentioning the slacks the mother was wearing. She described what the grandmother was wearing thoroughly. Making it obvious that they both had two completely different ideas of how a woman should dress. At the end the author says, “ anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady,” (pg.2 pp.3) portraying that because of what the grandmother was wearing, she was then a lady in contrast to the children’s

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