A Good Man Is Hard To Find Short Story

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The two short stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor and “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, both share the theme of being influenced by a person or event. In “The Lesson,” the story is told through the dynamic main character, Sylvia, who always criticized things around her despite her coming from a poor neighborhood. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the author narrates the story about an encounter between a grandmother with her family and a character called the Misfit. A connection I’ve found between these two stories are the similar personalities of the characters Sylvia from “The Lesson” and the Misfit from “A Good Man is Hard to Find” that I’ve noticed from their dialogue. In “The Lesson,” Sylvia experiences something new that changes her perspective, and in “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the past experiences of the Misfit have changed his perspective in life that led to his actions in the story. There are similar characters these two stories that I have found: Miss Moore and the grandmother and Sylvia and the Misfit. The two characters Sylvia and the Misfit go through a time where they aren’t sure who they are as a person, doing what they feel is right and are tough and judgmental. Meanwhile, Miss Moore and the grandmother play significant roles in…show more content…
Sylvia came to realize that in this world of economic inequality, money meant something completely different from where she is from. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the misfit’s past experiences have transformed him to become who he is. But even after reaching the conclusions concerning his past experiences, it has seemed that he has changed during the dialogue with the grandmother. The theme of these stories is that experiences in life can help you become a better person. It doesn’t matter who gives you the opportunity, the lessons and experiences in life depends on how you take
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