Society has days where everything that could go wrong does go wrong. The same could be said about life in itself. Challenges will be presented and dealt with but how they are dealt with is what matters. How the situation is brought to an end will decide it. For every action there is a reaction, for every amount of time spent there is something that is done. In Flanner O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the story revolves around the grandmother of the family; she makes several mistakes through the text, but make one climatic blunder that leads to the decimation of her entire family, and then at the very end salvation is sought after but not given, for one that has not spoken with God before shall not be heard when needed, for the power of Christ is reached through habitual worship not one last “hurrah.”
The grandmother makes several mistakes throughout the story some that seem minute but all together add up towards the end. Her first mistake is when she brings the cat in the car. The grandmother reveals, “She had her big black valise that looked like the head of a hippopotamus in one corner, and underneath it she was hiding a basket with Pitty Sing, the cat, in it.” (AGMIHF Pg 1) If she wasn’t supposed to bring the cat then she would of brought it out in the open and therefore would not have to find it. We see the reason for her hding the cat when she the narrator then explains, “ Her son, Bailey, didn’t like to arrive at motel wit ha cat.” (AGMIHF Pg 1) For some reason the son doesn’t like the cat to begin with. He has good reason to.
The next unfortunate event seems to also be miniature but is still rather important the grandmother incested on seeing a town and had recalled, “an old plantation that she had visted in this neighborhood once when she was a young lady.” (AGMIHF Pg 4) She keeps talking about the old plantation that the children begin to harass their mother and father and they began to,
”Yell and scream that they wanted to see the house with the secret panel. John Wesley kicked the back of the front seat and June star hung over her mothers shoulder and whined desperately into her ear they never had any fun even on their vacations.”
The kids just begin to whine and whine and whine about how they would love to go on some sort of adventure. This then leads Bailey to submit and say, “all right! Bailey said, but get this: this is the only time were going to stop for anything like this. This is the one and only time.” (AGMIHF pg 5) The grandmother appears to be the one disobeying rules and coaxes others to follow in her footsteps. She doesn’t mean to, but she still manages to do so in a rather appealing way to others that they follow, like a leader to a certain degree. The grandmother tells Bailey that the road to the house was a mile back, they soon manage their way to a dirt road.
The next unfortunate event to come is right before the finally. For some reason the grandma seems to be startled. She comes out...