A Good Man Is Hard To Find By Flannery O Connor

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Inquisition with Faith One of the many bible quotes states “I will never doubt that god has gotten me through every hard moment in my life.” In the short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, the author in fact wrestles with her faith while wrestling this idea. O'Connor's questioning of faith occurs in this short story through the use of distortion, symbolism, and characterization. O’Connors constant action of wrestling her own faith is strongly shown through the constant use of distortion. In the story, the family takes a trip to Florida with a dangerous risk at hand. On the way, they turn down a dirt road with hopes of a fun experience, but instead run into the risk the grandmother was worried about all along, the murderer himself, the misfit. “God never made a …show more content…

Through this dramatic scene distortion was created of good parents ,in which their son thought so highly of, but in the end the parents turning out to raise a murderer. Also creating the thought that him thanking god for people like his parents but then deciding to act the complete opposite. It makes one question should he really be thanking god if he didn’t turn out like his perfect parents? Did O’Connor not know how readers should interpret this, making it so they can think multiple ways of god as she does? Another intriguing example of how distortion shows O’Connor wrestling her faith occurs when the subject of praying develops as people are being murdered then bringing up his past as a gospel singer. “Do you ever pray? The grandmother asked. No, but I was a gospel singer” (438). The distortion created of a gospel singer who becomes a murder, what readers are suppose to assume would never happen in a normal world. This displays that O’Connor wrestling her faith using distortion of a singer who sings praising words to inspire people in becoming of a murderer. Furthermore, distortion shows O'Connor's struggle with faith when a business couple questions their trust in

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