The grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, which name remains unknown throughout the story, is portrayed as a manipulator and exceedingly puts her family in a life or death situation. This grandmother is proven to be unsympathetic with the use of manipulation, sneakiness, dishonesty, and unconcerned with her family’s well-being. Throughout the beginning of the short story, the grandmother begins to show manipulation and sneakiness. She wants everything to be her way and to achieve that,
While on the bus to see Amaia, Rafa meets a woman named Merche. He pretends to be Basque due to his anxiety over how Basque people treat others. Merche knows he’s lying and they become brief friends until she gets off the bus. Rafa finally makes it to Amaia’s house and confesses his love to her, but ultimately gets rejected. He leaves and gets caught up in a dumpster fire, and is put in jail.
Three men get out of the car and they were all carrying guns. The sun has begun to go down, but the grandmother recognizes one of them from the description as the misfit, and she screams. The man quickly tells her that isn’t a good thing. The mother of the children is asked to have her kids sit down because they are making him nervous standing around. Bailey begins to curse and upsets his family and mother because they are all scared.
She starts out being somewhat of a rebellious character who is going to do as she pleases. As she hides the cat away, it is almost as if she is hiding herself and hiding her “mistakes”. As the story moves on, they meet Red Sam. He complains to the grandmother about an incident with a customer, “”Two fellers come in here last week,” Red Sammy said, “driving a Chrysler. It was a old beat-up car
One moment in particular when Johnny and Ponyboy were walking these two social girls to a friends house to drive them home. On the way over there they find the girls drunken boyfriends and the girls are forced to go with them. When the girls go behind them the guys go and start drowning Ponyboy until he goes unconscious. When he wakes up he is lying next to the corpse of Bob one of the girls boyfriend. Johnny says if he wouldn’t have killed him than they would have drowned you aka (Ponyboy) and beat me up.
Ismene is stuck in between choosing what is right and what is dishonoring/wrong; the right choice would be to follow the divine law, their gods law, or follow Creon’s law that goes against the gods’. Creon’s man law also proves that his tragic flaw was hubris; his excessive pride and belief that his power was unlimited caused a series of events that led to his tragic downfall. The theme of gender roles, especially the “place” of women, is very limited. “Burying and mourning their dead relatives gave women an opportunity to do something important for their families. It brought women to the fore and gave them a role to play” (67), this quote is proving that a Creon is limiting one of the few things women were allowed to at the time of their society, which was for Antigone to bury Polynices.
Is Mayella Ewell powerful? That is the question that we are asking in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Mayella is a poor girl who is occasionally abused by her father Bob Ewell. She has not had an easy life, her mother walked out to get away from Bob, and did not take Mayella with her, but she is a smart person, this is a point that is often overlooked until she gets into court with Tom. Of course, some of us know that Mayella is powerful, she has the power to basically decide the fate of a person such as Tom Robinson and controlling a situation.
Murder is quite a big deal and would definitely go under as being the bad guy. She also feels superior to everyone so she sticks her nose up to everything and treats others below her because of her family’s former position in the town. But on the other hand, she is the protagonist because one, the town is part of the reason of her killing Homer and always pitying her and saying that she would live alone forever and two, because her dad had raised her that way. Her dad had kept her sheltered way too long and when any guy would try to get with her, he would turn them down because they were not "worthy enough." She is also the major character in the story and there would be no one else to be the protagonist.
It’s a meeting that ends fatally for the family, but nonetheless changes two characters for the better. The main character, the grandmother, is displayed similarly to many other protagonists that O’Connor had written- selfish, rude, and vain. She and the murderer, called The Misfit, are both used to show that people can change with the help of God’s grace. Symbolism is also prevalent in
Her pathetic ploys and acts of deviance cause harm to the family throughout the story and it ends up coming back to her in the end. Many of the characters in the story think of themselves as good people based on moral codes that they stand by. The Grandmother identifies herself as having the best values. The story is noted for its religious aspects, in particular O 'Connor 's penchant for depicting salvation through a shocking, often violent experience undergone by characters who are spiritually or physically grotesque. In the first half of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” O’Connor portrays two modern
"I nodded an okay as I grabbed an apple I was about to take a bite out of it when Lydia shoved me to the door making me drop my apple. "Lydia!" She gave me an innocent look and dragged me to the jeep.I sighed opening the door as Kira scooted over because Lydia was sitting in the front with Stiles. "I should 've let my dad drive me today." Everyone seemed to have heard me even Stiles.I just gave them an awkward smile and looked out the window as we drove to school.I really didn 't want to talk to anyone.I decided after a minute to text Bon-Bon.She replied and told me a everything that had happened there since I left.
An antagonist is someone that’s supposed to make it harder on the protagonist to get what they want. In the book that person would obviously be Roger Chillingworth. He tries to make Hesters lovers life hard and in turn messes with her. But in the whole of the book Roger has personally messed with Hester once. The only person to constantly antagonize Hester is Pearl.
However, while she holds high standards for them, she herself is at fault for sneakily hiding the cat in the car, which is the catalyst for the car accident. She lies to her grandchildren about the secret panel in the house, and she hides the fact that she misremembered where the house was. When the Misfit endangers their lives, the Grandmother only pleads for him to spare her life, with her being a “lady,” not even attempting to intercede for her son and his family. In some ways, readers are meant to judge this character whose secret thoughts we are made privy to. Nevertheless, contrary to reasoned