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Flannery O'Conner's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
This paper reviews Flannery O'Conner's short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find", which deals with the generation gap, family relations, communication, fear, and human nature.
# 49108 | 1,040 words | 1 source | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper relates that "A Good Man is Hard to Find" takes place in the Deep South; the family sets off for a road trip from Atlanta to Florida. The author states that the characters in the story are finely crafted in the small space of a short story. The paper stresses that O'Conner stages the story carefully by preparing the reader for a lighthearted tale about generational and familial conflict and then proceeding to unravel the tragedies of human nature.

From the Paper:

"The plot of the short story is straightforward. A family of six, spanning three generations, sets off for a summer road trip to Florida. Through their frequent bickering, they leave Atlanta for the open road and make one stop at The Tower, a family-run "part-stucco, part-wood filling station and dance hall," (336). Over barbeque sandwiches, the family chats with the proprietors about various matters; inevitably, the subject of The Misfit comes up in relation to the main theme of the story. The grandmother speaks to Red Sammy, the owner, about how hard it is to find "a good man," one who is trustworthy and upstanding."

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