The Grandmother In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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Flannery O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” shows a family vacation to Florida that ends in tragedy. Although The Grandmother and her selfish attitude seem to be the only causes of the accident, the actions and personalities of the other family members also play a large role in this turning point in the story.
In this story, the Grandmother considers herself “the lady” of the family. The Grandmother considers herself having higher standards of other people and frequently passes judgment on others. She is a very talkative, nagging, narcissistic, and manipulative woman that frequently bosses the other family members around. For example, The Grandmother says, “Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people. Just you read it. I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn't answer to my conscience if I did” (O’Connor 436). She also
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Bailey also allows his wife and children to take advantage of him. The Mother, Bailey’s wife and the mother to John Wesley, June Star, and a baby, doesn’t speak much. John Wesley is a loud, rude eight-year-old little boy. June Star is a very unpleasant young girl who is very outspoken. The children show little respect for their elders. Their ill-mannered behavior comes from a lack of parental discipline. The family members contribute by showing a lack of respect for the Grandmother, thus leading her to act out.
Modern American families are not as close as they used to be. They don’t respect each other, show love for and care for each other or even really pay attention to one another.

There were many causes direct and indirect that led to the car accident. The grandmother, Bailey, and the rest of the family all played equal roles in the

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