Grandmother Vs Misfit

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In the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the Grandmother and the Misfit are reverse images of one another, even though they are opposites they still have some of the same attributes. In the story, the grandmother is seen to be a selfish woman who wants her way any and all the time, and a person with little memory. The Misfit, on the other hand, is a man who feels that he has done no wrong in his life and should believe that he should not be punished, however, he thinks it just the case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Both the Misfit and the Grandmother are controlling individuals. The Misfit is controlling by nature. The reason for him becoming a criminal is because he does not have any faith in himself anymore; in fact, based on religion he turned on it. He has
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The Misfit deflects blame from himself and refuses to accept the consequences of his actions. On the other hand, the grandmother constantly claims to be a “lady” though she is evidently not the so-called lady that is pictured within the society based on her actions and attitude, and it does not help to be entirely to blame for the so-called murder of her family. To continue with this crazy roller coaster rides within these characters, whenever the misfit comes along she begs for her life but never asks The Misfit to spare her family 's lives. In fact, the grandmother does not even recognize that The Misfit has taken her son’s shirt after killing him. Staying with the theme of hypocrisy, this is another great example that follows the grandmother’s previous agreement with “A good man is hard to find” (pg.411) because she is all about herself and only worried about her and a good man would not do that they would worry about his family and she states this to try and spare her life like it says above to try and manipulate the misfit so she can live but he did not want to be saved so he did what was right in his
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