The Misfit In A Good Man

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O’Connor has many characters in her stories that are damaged, delusional or broken. In “A Good Man,” The Misfit is a broken character. He does not know the difference from right and wrong because his father was never punished for the things he did wrong and he justifies his wrongdoing with having a good reason for doing it. The Misfit tells the grandmother that his father “never got in trouble with the Authorities” and had a “knack of handling them"(O’Connor “Good” 478). Because of this, The Misfit sees the world as a place that punishes the innocent and the guilty get away punishment free. John Desmond describes the Misfit as “a seeker who wants some answers to the mystery of evil he feels both in himself and witnesses in the world” (Desmons
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