Character Analysis: A God Man Is Hard To Find By Flannery O Connor

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Character Analysis Essay
In Flannery O’Conner’s story “A God Man is Hard to Find,” the grandmother who is the central character in the story is a manipulator, she likes to have everything her way and she is very deceitful. From the time that they loaded up the car up until the family’s tragic deaths, the grandmother tries her hardest to have everything go exactly how she wants it and she is willing to manipulate her family to have just that. This is evident when she makes it clear to the family that she does not want to go to Florida, when she disregards her sons request to not have the family cat brought along on the trip and also when she tries to manipulate the Misfit when they have their tragic encounter.
From the time that the family enters the car, the grandmother makes it clear that she does not agree with the vacation place of choice and she is willing to do what she has to do to change the families mind and get them to go to Tennessee instead. She tries to scare the family with reports about a criminal on the loose in Florida by showing them a newspaper article and she even tries to guilt trip her son by telling him she would
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“You’re the Misfit! I recognized you at once!” (O’Connor 477). Instead of staying quiet like most people would when confronted by a dangerous person on the loose, she tries to charm the Misfit and ease her way out of danger. “I know that you’re a good man, you don’t look a bit like you have common blood, I know you must come from nice people” (O’Connor 477) it is evident that she is definitely responsible for her family’s death in a way. To begin, if she would have never screamed the Misfits name when she noticed him, he would not have seen them and felt like he had to kill the entire family and they might have gotten away. This is another instance of how the Grandmother is a

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