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.
In Lisa Parkers “Snapping Beans”, there is a sense that there is a major difference in the speaker’s world, moreover than when she is with her grandmother. In lines 24-38 in Literature to go, the speaker talks about all the things she has experienced while at college. She doesn’t want to bring reality to what seems so unreal when she is with her grandmother. While she is sitting on the porch you can tell that everything is just content and peaceful. The speakers experiencing a few trials that are bringing her down in college, but she doesn’t want to make her grandmother upset with these things so she manages to hide her pain with lies.
For example, a good topic for a compare and contrast essay would be comparing/ contrasting two towns or talking your parents. Today, we are going try to talk about the short story of “Miss Brill”, written by Katherine Mansfield, about an older lady named Miss Brill who loves to go to the park and wear a fancy fur coat. The next story were going to talk about is “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” ,written by Flannery O’Connor, this story about a Grandmother going on a trip to Florida with her son and his family but she has a bad feeling about going… Miss Brill was a lovely and sweet older lady who just enjoyed going to the park on Sundays. She never missed a Sunday going to the park. It was a routine for Miss Brill to go and enjoy her day at the park.
Even her young grandchildren acknowledge that their Grandmother is unabashedly nosy when they comment: “She wouldn’t stay home for a million bucks… afraid she’d miss something” (O’Connor Good Man 284). The children don’t seem to be extremely fond of her; most likely because of the condescending way she often speaks to them. When they are driving through Georgia, John Wesley makes a disparaging comment about their home state, and the Grandmother responds haughtily saying, “If I were a little boy, I wouldn’t talk about my native state that way” (O’Connor Good Man 285). Despite all this, she still views herself as a good and fine woman. When talking to the man at the restaurant where the family stops for lunch, she remarks, “People are certainly not nice like they used to be” (O’Connor Good Man 287).
In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” there are many theories as to who Arnold Friend is and what his role. The story does not introduce Arnold till the middle and end of the story when Arnold Friend and Ellie Oscar, his friend, decides to pull up to Connie’s house trying to be gentle, but threatening at the same time. The tone sets the mood of the story, the way he talks is suave, so he doesn’t scare her as much but you could sense a little of annoyance in his voice when she refuses. He asks her to come ride with him, but then starts to threaten her family so she would get out the house and be with him. Many would argue he portrays Satan or Connie’s karma for her misbehavior.
The grandmother lies about a secret panel to convince her son to take her where she wants to go. (Desmond 133). The grandmother’s lying and selfishness lead the entire family to their deaths. Even when she finds out that the house is in Tennessee, she keeps quiet because she doesn’t want to look bad. The grandmother is racist toward a black kid who is standing in the door of a shack: “Little niggers in the country don’t have things like we do” (O’Connor, par.
She wants everyone to do what she says no ands, ifs, or buts about it. As the story progress towards the end she begins to develop sympathy for the misfit in a plea to save her life. At first she is a little obnoxious to the family and none of the family gets along well, but with death lingering around the corner it makes her develop a new perspective of life. She cries out the name of her son but receives no response. She thinks being a lady and saying "You wouldn 't shoot a lady, would you?"
The “Ballad of Birmingham” was written in response to the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. The author Dudley Randall, uses a mother and daughter to describe what might have occurred to someone involved in the bombing. The little girl wants to go downtown and participate in one of Birmingham's many freedom marches, but her mother refuses to allow the little girl to attend. Her mother thinks that it is an inappropriate place for a little girl to attend because it is extremely unsafe because of the the police dogs and other violence against the protesters that have occurred before. Then to try to convince her mother to let her go the little girl states “But, mother, I won’t be alone./Other children will go with me,/And march the streets of Birmingham/To make our country free.”(lines 9-12).
Senna writes “My mother said she wanted to keep us safe from the racism and violence of the world…when my parents still got along, my father had agreed…it was only recently that my father decided…that my mother’s lessons weren’t adequate” (pg 26). It is acknowledged in the story that the idea of the girls going to the “Black Power School” in Roxbury was brought up in the past, but it isn’t until Deck is leaving his family that this becomes something he demands of his wife for their children (pg 26). Sandra implies that Deck’s reasoning for sending them to this school will somehow make up for his future absence. However Birdie doesn’t see his leaving as a loss, “…wishing all the while that I could
The grandmother uses Jesus as a scapegoat to show how she is a child of God while the Misfit tells of how he really perceives Jesus and that there is no justification of his actions. In the event of the car accident, the Grandmother was left with a physical crisis that quickly showed as her family was sent off into the woods to be killed one by one. This soon transitioned to a spiritual crisis both between the Grandmother and the Misfit as she uses Jesus's name to try and escape her fate. This spiritual crisis leads the characters to express their personal conception of reality and how they perceive the revelation of the situation that they are in. The Grandmother has a sense that reality should revolve around her and that she should manipulate tools such as religion to benefit her outcome.