• Character Construction
    , rather than ‘he' or ‘him', is a symbolic arrow pointed towards his criminal self. As in "A Good Man is Hard to Find," where the villain was known as "The Misfit," his title, Arnold Friend is referred to by his title, as well. This seems eerily reminiscent of the way in which The Devil is commonly...
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    off the fat man who runs the filling station. Perhaps Tom’s belligerence can be explained by his four years in prison, although he claims to have no regrets about them. However, there may be another explanation. If you ignore what he says and ask why he berates these people, you find that Tom doesn’t...
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  • Final Test Notes
    /mistress each receive a pair of unrhymed lines. This creates the effect of an expanding and developing argument, and neatly prevents the poem—which does, after all, rely on a single kind of joke for its first twelve lines—from becoming stagnant. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Plot...
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  • Marc Scoran
    “A Comparison of Two Novels” The story "Where are you going? Where have you been ? It is better than "Araby" in my opinion. It is better because it explains how the characters in the story reacts to situations they have never been put in a lot clearer and understanding. It gives us a good picture...
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  • A Good Man essay
    by having varies characters. The different characters types in a narrative allow the reader to compare and contrast the characters The Misfit[->0], from Flannery O'Connor[->1]'s short story titled A Good Man Is Hard to Find[->2], seems to me to be a very realistic character. Although the...
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  • Significance of Timely Self-Realization
    exaggerated and magnified way to show us how the two opposite positions work, and route us to find the attitude to live our lives. The other story that I want to contrast with “The Bet” is Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. In looking at the story, the Grandmother is the principal...
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  • Victimization in Margaret Atwood's ¡§Rape Fantasies¡¨
    themselves completely in the reality, and yet, they also fail to get a means of protection in their fantasies. Similarly, in the story ¡§Where are you going? Where have you been?¡¨, Arnold exercises his power on Connie. First, he shows how fragile Connie is. She cannot have the protection from her family...
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  • The Religious Core of a Good Man Is Hard to Find
    restaurant provides barbecued sandwiches, for lunch, the grandmother engages in a conversation with owner, Red Sammy, about the escaped criminal The Misfit. The grandmother agrees with Red Sammy's assertion that a good man is hard to find compared to the old days. They drive off again into the...
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  • English
    The Grandmother Character Analysis A Granny Who Gets What She Wants Let's face it: the grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" is a manipulator. The first thing we learn about her is that she doesn't want to go to Florida because she's got relatives to see in Tennessee. The second thing we...
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    O’Connor’s story "A Good Man is Hard to Find." The story is about a grandmother, a "good" woman who goes on vacation with her son and his family and suffers terribly due to her poor judgement, and beliefs, but learns the true meaning of "good" in the face of something "bad." The grandmother lives...
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  • Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
    anxiety. For the protagonist Connie, this distress is expressed in her dreamlike encounter with Arnold Friend. In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” Joyce Carol Oates used the interaction between her two main character, to reveal the internal fear and conflict of a fifteen...
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  • Exploring Psychotic Characters in Let
    grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find, I might play my cards the same way with the exception of never shutting up. Maybe my whole family would have survived had I not pointed out he was the Misfit at all. Maybe I would reason with him. He seems to have some good in him and after killing everyone else why...
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  • Short Story Collection a Good Man Is Hard to Find
    , and through further analysis of the work this fact can be more clearly illustrated. In the first story, A Good Man is Hard to Find, O'Connor's moral message is clearly presented. The grandmother protagonist in the story is very self-serving. She demands constant attention (although rarely...
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  • Is This All from the "One Big Story"?
    first when you find out that she has a wooden leg but then read on to find out that she is very well educated and very independent. I actually find her and the grandmother from A Good Man is Hard to Find the same characters. They have the same attributes the difference with the grandmother is...
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  • The Grapes of Wrath
    foolishness is shown when he sells the entire belongings of the Joads for only eighteen dollars. Despite his shortcomings, Pa is a good man who is not afraid of hard work. But his concept of family is more constricted than that of Ma Joad. Pa questions whether they can afford to take Casy...
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  • Morality Behind Chaucer and O’connor
    , and the characters did not seem to get what the old man meant, yet the audience did. In A Good Man is Hard to Find the grandmother definition of a good man was not in a moral way more as what she thought was a good man in her terms, she tend to overuse “a good man” which really killed the value of...
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  • The Genre of Southern Gothic in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"
    grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a religious woman who goes to church every sunday and on the surface appears to be completely innocent. However, in reality she is completely self-centered, racist, and a bigot. She believes that whether or not a person is good is based on where they came...
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  • Marijuana effects on economy
    imperfection is beauty, and perfection, simply cannot be obtained. In the short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” the grandmother wears a hat to symbolize that she is a lady. The grandmother, Red Sammy and the Misfits were all so caught up in finding a good man that represented all of the morals...
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  • Flannery O'Connors "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"
    protagonist in Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find is a dynamic character who changes from a selfish, anxious old maid to a graceful, accepting, motherly woman when a crisis occurs. This grandmother is an obstinate and selfish old woman who makes it very clear what she wants and does not...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Questions
    Brittany Killingsworth July 10, 2012 (Tue) '' A Good Man Is Hard to Find" Questions 1. Discuss the way the family members are characterized and the way they affect the reader's perceptions of the grandmother. Is the grandmother more or less Sympathetic than the other members of her...
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