What You Pawn I Will Redeem

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In the short fictions “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie and “A Good Men is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor both stories show the differences about how men can be. In “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” the main character Jackson needs helps to get money to get back a “powwow regalia” that was from his grandmother. In “A Good Men is Hard to Find” a man called “The Misfit” encounters a family that later on he decides to kill. The characters in both stories are very different. In “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” the characters are nicer than the characters from “A Good Men is Hard to Find.” The reader can see the differences while reading both stories on how men are.
Certainly, in “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” Jackson the main character
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For example, when he explains why he calls himself “The Misfit”, “…because I can’t make what all I done wrong fit what all I gone through in punishment” (366). He claims that he did not kill his father. If he truly did not kill his father why would he kills innocent people? He acts like a victim in the whole conversation with the grandma. He says that “..if I had of been there I would of known and I wouldn’t be like I am now” (367). Basically, what he is saying is that he is a cruel person for being punished for something he claims he did not do. If he truly did not commit the crime, then he shouldn’t be killing an entire family. In this story, the author puts the men as cruel persons that do not sympathize with others. The family had an accident and The Misfit choose to kill them all, instead of helping them. Incomparable with the story “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” that almost everyone helped Jackson. However, The Misfit never changes his mind about killing the family. “She reached out and touched him on the shoulder. The Misfit sprang back as if snake had bitten him and shot her three times through the chest” (367). Besides everything the grandmother tells him, he decided to kill her. Also, you can see how the author compares the grandmother to a snake as if The Misfit did not want her help. He never showed compassion for
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