Misfit In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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Sometimes the Bad can be Good Flannery O'Connor’s is not an average writer. Her short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” might look like a love story and even at the beginning you may think that, but her story takes a weird twisted turn that will leave you shocked and surprised at the end. The story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is about a family that goes on a their yearly trip to Florida and on the way there the grandmother gets the kids worked up about this plantation she once visited. After the father finally decided to go visit the plantation they get in a wreck and three guys come to their rescue. Little did they know one of the three guys was the misfit that escaped from the Federal Pen. Once the grandmother recognized his face from the newspaper for escaping things went downhill. When reading the story most people would think that the misfit is not a good guy but when you look at his qualities besides the fact that he’s a killer it might be surprising that he is actually a good guy.…show more content…
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. I don’t reckon he meant to talk to you in thataway” (6). By just this statement my opinion on the misfit has completely changed. He may be a killer and escaped jail but he is really a respectful man, which is one of the qualities that is looked for in a good
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