The Misfit's Roles And Expectal Social Values

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1. The grandmother represents the conventional social values such as that she considers herself a lady. For instance, she is dressed very elegantly for a road trip as mentioned on page 965, “In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady.” She believes children should be respectful of their native states and parents. The religious values represented by her are that prayers and Jesus would help the sinner. These values are exposed in the course of the story in various situations. For example, the grandmother persuades her son not to go to Florida, and she feels that children should listen to their parents. She tries to convince the Misfit to pray so that he feels better. The Misfit means when he says of grandmother, "She would of being a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life" that while facing her death she becomes compassionate and calls a criminal as one of her children. The Misfit says if the grandmother would have displayed this compassion all her life then she would be a better person. The other members of the family are killed for no reason due to foolishness of the grandmother. However, it seems an ordinary family. 2. The philosophic position the Misfit unknowingly gives voice to in rationalizing his actions is that he is a victim of the circumstances happened to him. As mentioned on page 972, the Misfit says, “I never was a bad boy that I remember of.” The Misfit believes he

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