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A Good Man Is Hard to Find

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"A Good Man Is Hard To Find" by Flannery O'Connor, just by reading the tittle makes you believe this story is about love and a women looking for "a good man." It turns out that this story in fact has nothing at all to do with seeking for love. O'Connor writes the story and uses narrative between the family as setting a sense of distance between one another seeming as though they are not even family. This is evident right in the begging of the story when O'Connor writes, speaking of the grandmother, "Bailey was the son she lived, her only boy." O'Connor says calls him the son instead of her son creating a lack of connection between the family. This family was also very rude and disrespectful. The ending of the story surprised me when the Misfit killed the whole family. I cannot say I truly feel for the deaths of the family seeing as how O'Connor had written the story creating such a distance between the family members and how rude and disrespectful they were. That being said I do not think they deserved to die. There was no reason they had to die, and it almost seems as if they died due to destiny. They were a cold family with no manners or respect it was as if it were destiny for them to take that wrong road and run into the Misfit. As far as the Misfit I do not feel for him at all. He is a horrible ruthless man, a sociopath and he and his helpers deserve to go to jail or die. Just the fact he could kill a family for no reason at all especially the baby who was in the mothers arms it's disgusting. After reading this story I feel as if what O'Connor meant by "a good man" was someone of good morals. Today there are many bad people with horrible morals and that is what I think O'Connor was trying to get at. As the world evolves many people lose their morals and become more distant from one another.



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