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Hypocrisy In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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“A Good Man is Hard to find”, was one of Ms. Flannery O’Connor’s well known story that shows what she is known for in her writing : violence, well thought characters with humor, and shows her Roman Catholic faith. Throughout the story, there are certain details that make the story what it seems to be than what Ms. O’Connor had to portray. Although it would be seen as a shocking violent murder plot all in one, there can be another side to the story as well. In the story of A Good Man is Hard to Find shows that people would think O’Connor was mocking religion, in actuality she was not. The characters in the story are used to expose the idea between good and evil and hypocrisy. This shows that she is a religious writer but wants to expose…show more content…
Not only she is someone who tries to manipulate her family, she is the main reason of her family’s death. There were parts of the story that showed her character. For instance, “ in my time…, children were more respectful of their native states and their parents”, as she said this she sounds reasonable to believe, but it does not end there. There were more parts to the story where manipulation is seen as she tries it on her grandchildren as well. “There was a secret panel in this house,” she had said which looks like she is not telling the truth. It does not end there, until towards the end of the…show more content…
Flannery O'Connor's stories gave the idea of what she wanted to show, which was to show humor with a violent twist. She wanted to be able to change her stories which made her write in a different way. For instance, her story “ Good Country people”, showed irony as well. There was a part where Mrs. Freeman said “ Some can't be that simple. . I know I never could." This makes the readers think that Mrs. Hopewell will go through the same experience in order to destroy her confidence and control to use Mrs. Freeman. As readers, we should think differently when we read a story especially Ms. Flannery O’Connor's stories. We should not think that she is mocking religion, as she is a religious person herself. There can be instances where we feel like we want to be able to feel or experience the story itself. What we don’t see in the story is how Ms. O'Connor's characters used the idea of religion, how all are equally guilty and showing hypocrisy, at the same time become aware to their
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