Irony and Characterization in 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Irony and Characterization in 'A Good Man is Hard to Find'
This paper describes how Flannery O'Connor utilizes irony and characterization in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" to illustrate the frailty of the human condition.
# 114886 | 849 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2009 in Literature (American) , Sociology (General) , English (General)


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Description:

In this article, the writer examines the concepts of irony and characterization in Flannery O'Connor's work "A Good Man is Hard to Find." The writer notes that through the characters of The Misfit and the grandmother, O'Connor demonstrates how different personalities can be delicate in their own way. Tee writer relates that, through a comical and upsetting setting, one sees the importance of characterization in a story; one also sees how irony can be a used a comic relief in telling a horrifying story. The writer concludes that by allowing the two difficult characters to interact with each other in this story, we see a little bit of ourselves and we realize the fragile state of our existence.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • O'Connor, Flannery. "A Good Man is Hard to Find." Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetr, and Drama, X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, eds. New York: Longman. 1999. pp. 352-363.

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