The Role Of Grandmother In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” the grandmother is a small-minded, selfish, and capable of foolish remark that transitions into a kind and righteous lady. She is drawn as a hypocritical, superficial and self-absorbed due to the fact that she does not take care or take any consideration of other people’s feelings. The grandmother grows, changing her character, attitude from the beginning of the story. The events which takes place in the story will illustrate that she is a dynamic character. The family plans to take a trip to Florida for vacation. However, the grandmother wants to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee. The grandmother was reading the newspaper and read about the Misfit who escaped from prison and is heading towards Florida, “I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it.” (1) The family did not bother to acknowledge the grandmothers comment. This shows that she is selfish because she does not want to go to Florida. She makes excuses trying to convince her son Bailey to take them to east Tennessee. The next morning the grandmother was the first one to get in the car. She hid her cat, Pitty Sing in the car in a basket. She didn’t want the cat to be left alone while they were in Florida for three days. “Let’s go through Georgia fast so we won’t have to look at it much,” says John Wesley. The grandmother said, “children were more respectful of their native states and their parents and everything else.” The
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