“A Good Man is Hard to Find”. Flannery O’Connor. Flannery O’Connor 1925-1964. Characteristics of O’Connor’s Work. Southern Lens Local Color Catholic Perspective Humorous Strong Characterization Comic/Tragic Vision Shocking Plots (Gothic/Grotesque). The Gothic in Literature.
“A Good Man is Hard to Find”
"It is only in these centuries when we are afflicted with the doctrine of the perfectibility of human nature by its own efforts that the vision of the freak in fiction is so disturbing. The freak in modern fiction is usually disturbing to us because he keeps us from forgetting that we share in his state" (Mystery and Manners, 113).