Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" Book Review by Peter Pen

Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
This paper discuses the character of the grandmother in Flannery O'Connor's short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find".
# 101114 | 1,285 words | 0 sources | 2008
Published on Feb 19, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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This paper explains that Grandmother in Flannery O'Connor's short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" seems like the typical harmless mother/ mother-in-law/grandmother who believes she is always right and everybody else is wrong, no matter what the issue is. The author points out that O' Connor displays the image that the grandmother considers herself to be "godlike" or "above all" but she is the complete opposite. The paper states that the grandmother is very self-centered and vain and only cares about herself and the way people perceive her. The author concludes that, finally, the grandmother goes through an epiphany at the end of the story when she realizes she cannot talk her way out of the predicament in which she finds herself.

From the Paper:

"The grandmother is also very self-centered and vain. She only cares about herself and the way people perceive her. For instance for the car ride, everyone wore comfortable casual clothes while the grandmother dressed in her Sunday best; that consisted of a navy blue dress with her collars trimmed in white lace and a huge hat filled with violets topped off with a pair of white cotton gloves. In case of an accident, she wanted to make sure that she would be quickly identified as a lady if was sprawled out on the highway."

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