The characters in the stories personality shines through as the journey begins. The main character in this story is an inquisitive grandmother who presents herself as a true lady. The grandmother does her best to convince her son that they need to drive to Tennessee instead of Florida. She even brought up the fact that there was a felon on the loose called The Misfit. “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.” The son ignored his mother and the grand kids mocked her. Regardless, the grandmother was the first to get in the car the morning of their travel. The story paints a picture of a lady all dressed up and ready for anything. “The grandmother had on a navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print” (Kirszner & Mandell,2012,p.225). As the story goes on the grandmother absorbs the beauty of the scenery pointing out the beautiful color of the mountains and the brilliant red clay banks streaked with purple as her grandkids begin to make comments mocking her as though the author was representing them as children whom seemed somewhat entitled. “Let’s go through G...
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...o gray and he work silver-rimmed spectacles that gave him a scholarly look” (Kirszner & Mandell,2012,p.228). He was described as a polite man even though he held a gun. Apologizing for not having a shirt on in front of the ladies as though he wanted to be good.
As the man with the gun stood in front of the grandmother she explained, “ I know you’re a good man at heart” almost begging him to see it for himself. As they elderly women and this man continue it makes you wonder will she convenience him that he can still be a good man? Unfortunately, the story did not have a fairy tell ending but it certainly kept you wondering if this insightful woman could convenience a no good felon to be good once more leaving you on the edge of your seat (Kirszner & Mandell,2012).
Laurie G. Kirszner & Stephen R. Mandell. Students Edition of Literature, 2012)
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