Nobody is injured but they are stranded. As the family awaits to be rescued, a car stops to help the family but turns out it was the misfits. As the misfit continues to talk to grandmother, the family realizes who they are tries to convince them that their good people but. After the family is killed and the grandmother is left, she tries to convince the misfit leader to let her live. The grandmother says, “Let god save his soul.” (154) as she feels like she has convinced him, she tries to touch him and he turns around then he shoots her and kills her.
The Analysis of Irony in Hansel and Gretel Short Story I. Overview Hansel and Gretel is a story by Grimm 's brother, which tells about siblings who are thrown away by their parents because their parents have no money to feed them and their mother insists to leave them starving to death. Even though their father feels bad about leaving them in the wood but their father has no choice but to obey the step mother. Fortunately, the children are smart enough to find way back to their home although they have to face a wicked witch first before they arrive home safely. II. Theory The explanation of irony according to DiYanni: "Irony involves a contrast or discrepancy between one thing to another.
Changing the thought process can change a life. In "A Great Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O 'Connor, love and reconciliation are important for the characters. The impolite grandma, a manipulative old woman, deceives her family into going to a different state than they expected. Grandma was informed by the news that a murder streak was occurring by a man named “Misfit”.When the two run into each other, the grandma turns into a minding, adoring lady. Before her death, Grandma tries to persuade Misfit to change his ways: “‘pray, pray,’ the grandmother began, ‘pray, pray…” Her life is coming to an end, but within that little time she tells her murderer to pray.
The first way you can look at the fact that he’s a killer and nothing else matters and just that little detail makes him a bad man. Or you can look more into detail of the Misfit and realize that even though he’s a killer he’s truly a good man at heart. For example, when the son Bailey told his mother (grandmother) something that made her cry when she made it known that she knew he was the Misfit, the misfit actually responded the grandmother in a very loving and respectful way. The misfit could’ve told her to shut up or something heartless but instead he tells the grandmother “don’t get upset. Sometimes a man says things he doesn’t mean.
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.
To give one example of manipulation, Flannery O'Connor, Georgia State author of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", writes that "You wouldn't shoot a lady, would you?"(421). The grandmother is trying to make the misfit vulnerable, even though he has already killed everyone but her. She's begging the misfit for her life. Every one of those people would still be alive if it was not for the grandmother. She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
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 misfit tells her his story, about what happen to his father and the suffering for he thinks he is innocent and cant remember what has he done. The grandmother then realize that no amount of manipulation can get him to stop what he is doing. He is dead inside. O’Connor here makes the grandmother have a moment of final faith. When she claims the misfit as one of her own and touch him.
O 'Connor presents both the view of the Misfit as a fellow human being in pain, and the feeling of love for him, as a gift from God. The grandmother as a human being, is prone towards evil and selfishness, so she could never have come to feel such love without God 's help, as this man was going to kill her. This moment of grace is incredibly important in the story. The Misfit kills the grandmother, withdrawing from her and what seems foreign to him (human compassion), but the grandmother already had her moment of redemption. The grandmother grew in that moment of death more than she ever did in the little parts that we read about her life, and she dies in peace.