“A Good Man is Hard to Find”. Flannery O’Connor. "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor 1. Why does the grandmother dress up for the trip? 2. Why does the grandmother say she doesn't want to go to Florida? 3. How does Red Sam feel about people and everything else these days?
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1. Why does the grandmother dress up for the trip?
2. Why does the grandmother say she doesn't want to go to Florida?
3. How does Red Sam feel about people and everything else these days?
4. Who approaches the family after the accident?
5. What are the three men holding?
6. What does the grandmother continue to tell The Misfit to do?
7. What eventually shocks the grandmother out of her selfishness and judgmental views?
8. What happens to the family at the end of the story?
What does the grandmother think is a good man?
What does The Misfit think is a good man?
The grandmother receives grace before she dies.
The Misfit changes his belief from “no pleasure but meanness” to “there’s no real pleasure in life”. Killing has ceased to bring him happiness.
Beginning – keeping up appearances
End – the hat falls apart, much like the grandmother’s moral beliefs
Bailey, the grandmother’s son, showed O’Connor’s idea of a good man. Sometimes the best example is the opposite and Bailey was certainly the antithesis of O’Connor’s good man concept. He doesn’t listen to his mother about The Misfit and his stubborn nature keeps him from taking her to Tennessee. Also, he makes hasty decisions based on whining and griping like trying to find the mansion with the secret door. Even though he served as O’Connor’s opposite ideal, she used other characters to prove her point.