Misfit In A Good Man Is Hard To Find By Flannery O Connor

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In the beginning of Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the character the Misfit is a criminal that is foreshadowed in a newspaper. When the Misfit and grandmother first meet, in order for her life to be spared, the grandmother continues to convince the Misfit that he is a good man. Nonetheless, the Misfit still believes similarly like Jesus, he creates havoc too. The Misfit is aware that he and Jesus are quite equal; despite that he is a criminal and Jesus was a perfect man. It is interesting that the character would make an analogy with the Son of God. O’Connor portrays the character, the Misfit, as if he was Jesus in the story. We first get a description of the character, the Misfit, based off of his name alone. A misfit is an individual who continually seeks trouble and believes that their punishment is not fair or just towards them. O’Connor, the author, …show more content…

It is noted, as a child he struggled with accepting the truth. As a child, the Misfit’s father realized that he was not usual child, he needed to know the answers to important questions and not be oblivious like the rest. O’Connor allows the Misfit to reflect on his past with his father. The Misfit restates, “‘You know’, Daddy said, ‘it’s some that can live their whole life out without asking about it and it’s others has to know why it is, and this boy is one of the latters. He’s going to be into every-thing!” (363). His Father did foreshadow that his son, would be into many matters, some being good and others being bad in hopes of answering the question why. The Misfit remembers that his Father claimed that he was a “different breed of dog from my brothers and sisters” (363). Jesus is similar and can testify that He is different from other humans in the world. God, Jesus’ Father, knew that His only Son would be different, in a sense of being born without sin, in order to be the Savior of the

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