Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" is filled with many key literacy elements such as point of view, structure, setting, foreshadowing, and themes. This story is told in an omniscient point of view and part objective. O'Connor allows the story to develop by itself without getting fully into the minds of one of the characters but there is a narrator. The dialogue and actions of the characters are what make up the story. I think by telling this story through these points of views readers get a better feeling of the mood in the story. There are a lot of character's reactions that would be missed if O'Connor just allowed the readers to get into the mind of only one character. O'Connor did even mention actual names for some of her major characters such as the The Grandma' and mother of the kids. The structure of the story was very simple. The events went from the beginning of the conflict to the end with out any interruptions such as flashbacks. This story flows from the minute the story starts straight to the conclusion of the story. The story follows the Freytag's Pyramid exactly. From the rising action to the initial conflict O'Connor provides the readers with all the setup for the story. Before the crisis happens the readers could feel the tension between the characters and get a sense that something was about to happen. After the family ran into The Misfit then the story began to slowly lead to the denouement which ended up being the death of all the family members.
O'Connor provides the reader with very realistic details. With these details the readers are introduced to the time and place of the story. The author provides the exact time the family left their house in Atlanta, and even tells what the speedometer reads as they drove along the highway. The exact year isn't mentioned in the story but you get a feel that the story takes place in the 1950's by the way the grandma talks. For example, by the way the... [continues]
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