Literary Analysis Of A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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The short story “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” has all the characteristics of a box office hit- suspense, mystery, violence, drama, and death. While we might never see this short story in any theater ever, it has become well known as one of the more iconic brief writings by Flannery O’Connor. After concluding my reading of “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” and following up on the life and history of Flannery O’Connor, it becomes apparent that the most important literary elements of the story include the symbolism of the grandmother 's hat and the Misfits automobile as well as the moral code of both the Misfit and grandmother. Born on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia, Flannery O’Connor grew up as a devout Roman Catholic in the largely Protestant south. She “is considered one of the best short story authors of the 20th century” (“Flannery O’Connor”). She studied sociology and English at Georgia State College for Women and became one of the first students at the University of Arizona Writers’ Workshop. While attending college she published her first short story, “The Geranium,” in 1946 and started on her first novel, “Wise Blood,” in 1952. After she graduated in 1947 with her master 's degree, she pursued writing at multiple artists retreats. However, she has become most widely known for her short stories “A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories” (1955) and “Everything That Rises Must Fall” (1965). Flannery O’Connor, unfortunately, died from Lupus, a disease her father died
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