Characterization In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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The short story A Good Man is Hard to Find is about a family who takes a road trip to Florida with the family cat even though her son does not want her to bring the cat along with them on vacation. As they are driving from Georgia to Florida the Grandmother is telling June Star and John Wesley about this huge house on a dirt road a few miles back and how on the side of the house there is a secret panel. The kids and their grandmother beg Bailey to turn around to see the house on the plantation so Bailey finally gives in and turns around. They arrived to the dirt road the grandmother realizes that the house was not in Georgia but it is in Tennessee. Since the grandmother is embarrassed she had to make a distraction, she kicks the box that the…show more content…
The author Flannery O’Connor uses characterization to convey the readers that The Misfit is a dangerous and heartless character. This can be seen in the quotation ““She would have been a good woman… if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life”” (Cusatis). The author implies that The Misfit is heartless. In the short story, O’Connor states that “She would have been a good woman if it has been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life” (O’Connor). O’Connor is also suggesting that The Misfit does not care if the Grandmother begs him to not kill her. These words make me think of the theme violence because he is shooting the grandmother with no remorse. This connects with 4. Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” portrays foreshadowing by hinting in the beginning of the story that the families’ deaths are approaching. For example, “Foreshadowing remark: “In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady”” (Bloom). The author seems to be suggesting that the family, especially the grandmother is going to die at the end of the story. O’Connor also said that “In case of an accident anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady” (O’Connor). This idea repeats
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