Foreshadowing In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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Flannery O’ Conner’s 1955 short story “A Good Man is hard to find” is a classic story between good versus evil. O’ Conner is regarded as of the great American short story fiction writers even though she only lived a short period of time. While reading, one might get caught off guard by the unexpected violence that occurs at the end of the story. If read carefully, the reader will notice that there is indicative foreshadowing techniques that the author indirectly uses that ultimately builds up to the family’s fate in the hands of the Misfit. This Misfit is held accountable for the murder of the family, the grandmother however is the one responsible for leading the family to this situation. The author has written this story to offer the reader’s an inside look into the grandmother’s self-centered and selfish mindset. Bluntly speaking, it is believed that the reader’s should have seen the outcome coming after realizing the grandmother’s mentality. O’ Conner’s skill as a short story writer enables her to express subtle use of foreshadowing helps depict the family and grandmother’s demise by evoking feeling of inevitability. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” O’ Conner tends to portray her work through the characters within the story, the grandmother. In the beginning for instance the grandmother did want to go to Florida as the family had initially planned for their vacation. This is foreshadows upcoming possible events for the readers as they may ask why did she want to go to

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