A Good Man is hard to find
In the story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O’Conner there is a major theme and life lesson behind this story. The author, Flannery O'Conner makes it very clear on what she is trying to portray. Each character has a deep meaning and has a great part of showing the irony and how everyone should look at the aspect of life based on events people face. This story also has to deal a lot with good and evil desecration of society over time. Throughout the story, there are two major characters, the misfit who is a murderer and the grandmother. There is also the family who consists of the father who is named Bailey, his two kids named John Wesley and June Star. The last character is the mother, who is Bailey’s wife.
In the story, the grandmother who does not have an actual name is one of the key characters in this plot. She has almost two different personalities to her character. She can be a good person and a bad person all at the same time. On the good side of the grandmother, she tries to help keep the family together throughout the trip to Florida, and she also seems to look out for the children even though it goes against what the parents like. She gives the children attention and discipline when the children’s parents ignore them. Even though the grandmother has a good side, she has a major evil side to her which is mostly shown in the story. With her evil side showing, the grandmother has a very racist side to her. She could also, in many cases be blamed for the reason why her family was killed. There are many reasons why the grandmother is the cause of the family’s death in the store, for example, the grandmother brought along a cat that caused the family vehicle to crash. Other actions the grandmother did that may have caused the deaths were, she wanted to go off on a dirt road to find this special house, she was completely wrong about the house and forgot that it was in a different state but did not say anything about it and lastly, she recognized the misfit when she came in contact with him.
The grandmother seems to be old fashion, and because of this, she thinks that she has a more knowledgeable view of life than everyone else. The grandmother believes that she is superior over everyone. She also knows that if things are not going her way she can manipulate the people involved and convince them to do things her way. It is very clear that she believes she has major authority over everyone and that she is almost never wrong. The grandmother thinks that her conscience guides her on the way she looks at life and how she acts in life. In the story, the grandmother tells the family that they should not go on the trip to Florida, where the Misfit is located, because she is concerned. She also didn’t want to go to Florida but rather Tennessee because of a selfish reason. Even though the family disagreed with her and gave her the option to stay home, she did not want to be left behind. It seems as if...