The story begins by Bailey’s grandmother trying to persuade him and his spouse to take their family for a tour in Tennessee rather than Florida. Her argument for the piece of advice is based on a story she locates in an article (O’Connor 73). According to the story, an old lag who had run away from the prison is also headed for a vocation in Florida, and he is worried about the safety of Bailey’s family if they choose to go to Florida for the tour. On the day of the trip, the grandmother dresses like a young lady and joins the family. The family later makes a stop at a restaurant whose owner, Red Sammy, complains of how untrustworthy people can sometimes be (O’Connor 73). Red Sammy’s wife also interjects the discussion between her husband and Bailey’s grandmother and says that she does not believe in any person, including her own husband, R...
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...hat really makes a good man or woman? Is it an individual’s early childhood experience? Is it associated with how straightforward or decent an individual is? Or is it just impossible to run into a good man? The reader must answer all these questions as he reads the book. However, Flannery O’Connor seems to associate good morals with religion.
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