A Good Man Is Hard To Find The Grandmother Character Analysis

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When comparing and contrasting the two short stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Revelation” written by Flannery O’Connor, many similarities are noticed between the main characters as well as many differences. The author of the short stories based them on rejection and redemption in the modern world and it is shown in both stories. The Grandmother and Mrs. Turpin are similar and opposite when comparing being selfish and hypocritical, as well the amount of grace in each character’s life’s. Both the grandmother from “A Good Man is Had to Find” and Mrs. Turpin from “Revelation” are selfish characters but show their selfishness in different ways. The grandmother is selfish throughout Flannery O’Connor’s short story and the author displays it many times during the story. Grandmother is an older lady who only cares about herself and her appearance. She insists that she always dressed her best in case a tragedy were to…show more content…
Turpin and the grandmother’s character, Flannery O’Connor made them very hypocritical and made sure her readers would notice it. The two women’s behavior came off in a way that suggested they had higher standards and were above everybody they encountered. Grandmother believes that where you stand in the social class depends on your blood and the family you were born into. Mrs. Turpin judged others and their place in the social class by whether they owned land or a home, and by their race, “Sometimes Mrs. Turpin occupied herself at night naming the classes of people.” (pg. 416) Both ladies can be considered racists in many parts of both stories. During “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the grandmother sees a young boy out the window and describes him as a “cute little pickaninny” (pg.405) and insists that if she could paint she would paint a picture of him. Mrs. Turpin in revelation uses similar language but more vial profound language when speaking to and about her colored workers and other colored and white trash people around
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