A Good Man Is Hard To Find Foreshadowing Analysis

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Another great technique that is employed by both authors and producers is the use of foreshadowing that is carefully placed within the work. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by O'Connor uses foreshadowing in the beginning when the grandmother tells her son that they should not go to Florida because This Misfit, a criminal, was headed that way. She insisted that they instead go to East Tennessee where they would be safe. This foreshadows the events that happen towards the end with an ironic twist. The stunning ending comes when they get into a car crash in East Tennessee but The Misfit shows up and kills her whole family. Another instance is when the grandmother asks “…what would [the grandchildren] do if this fellow, The Misfit, caught [them]?”

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