The Misfit is clearly a criminal, but he calls himself “The Misfit” because he “can’t make what all I done wrong fit what all I gone through in punishment” (429). The Misfit deflected responsibility from himself and refuses to bear the results of his conflicts. Furthermore, the grandmother continuously declares that she is a so called “lady” though she is clearly racist, and is the reason why her family gets murdered. The grandmother made her son that she wanted to see until she realized that it was in a different state. In addition to all of this, she begs for her life, but never asks The Misfit to spare her family.
The story comes to a wicked end and we discover that due to the fact that Emily can’t have what she wants, Homer Baron, she kills him. Comparably, In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the Grandmother also always likes to have her way. In the story the family is planning a trip to Florida. The grandmother does not want to go to Florida but rather Tennessee. She tells her son Bailey that a Misfit has been seen on the way to Florida and tries to guilt him
When she finally makes some progress in delaying their travels things go horribly. Bailey and his family discover the hard way just how ironic life can be. The grandmother uses many excuses for the family to go to Tennessee instead of Florida on vacation. The first of her many excuses is “The Misfit”, a serial killer that has escaped from prison and is headed toward Florida, claiming that she would never take her children anywhere near a man like that. This didn’t have the desired effect on Bailey so she explains to him and his wife how the children need more variety and they should take the children to see different parts of the world, East Tennessee for example.
To unders... ... middle of paper ... ...e times through the chest. The grandmother’s selfishness and ability to manipulate people fails to help her during the biggest threat that she has to face through her entire existence: her imminent death. Her inability to change the Misfit’s mind and manipulate him the way she wants costs her life. O’connor’s story shows us an old grandmother who considers her as a superior person being powerless against her antagonist in life. The Misfit, this criminal who doesn't believe there is real pleasure in life challenges everything the old lady might say or do in order to live.
She will be compelled to realize that she is no longer a child. "(Jacobs,361) The choices that Jacobs took in life were influenced by the position that she was in. She gave birth to two children, hoping they would hel... ... middle of paper ... ...hat clearly inhibits motherhood. She would rather see her child dead in peace before she saw her child as a slave. However this did not happen this way because Beloved came back to haunt the family which resulted in her two boys leaving because they could not stand the pressure of living in a haunted house.
She is expressing herself to be physically harsh to Billy, and demonstrates that she is an uncaring mother. For Billy to get away from his mother it is like escaping from a prison, however, instead of getting charged a sentence, he is beaten by his own mother. Furthermore, Mrs Casper has no time for Billy as even when she remotely is questioning what he is doing during the evening and he responds that he will, "Read my book" and when he tells his mum its about "Falconry" and that he is "goin' to get young kestrel" she has no idea what that is, and when Billy explains she changes the subject and says "I say, what time is it?" This suggests that she could not be bothered what Billy does or what his single interest is. In addition, since Mrs Casper's husband has left her, Billy ... ... middle of paper ... ... reminds Billy "What about the showers?"
In Flannery O'Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find, a family trying to go on a trip to Florida plans and lives come to a tragic end because of one person in their family: Their manipulative Grandmother. Even though she says in the beginning “I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it” (O’Conner pg), she does the complete opposite of her word and leads them all in to the way of danger; The hands of the criminal, The Misfit. If she would have just stayed home, no one would have died in the end and the trip would have went as smoothly as it has before. Yet, the tragedy of their grandmother’s choices and commitment of many of the deadly sins are what lead them to their fates, and the grandmother to her moment of divine grace. She proves that “good” people are hard to find, until in the sense of danger or a violent act wakes them up to receive and learn their purpose in life.
I dunno what it is, but it’s a lonesome place and always was. I wish I had come over to see Minnie Foster sometimes” (Glaspell 270). Mrs. Wright does not like the location of the house since it is isolated from the surrounding people and from the roads. Apparently when she was young she was a woman full of life and who loves singing and dancing but when she married Mr. Wright, he forces her to change her environment and her life which causes her to kill her husband. This abrupt change in her life affects her characters and her behaviors which causes her to be lonely and not aliv... ... middle of paper ... ...ants to take revenge and kill her husband.
This all changes after Susie is brutally murdered by her neighbor Mr. Harvey, that is the true moment that the towns happy persona is shattered. In a hopeless attempt to deny what has happened to her. Susie refuses to let go of her family, friends, and her life back on earth, which makes her after life very difficult. For a long time, her body remains undiscovered, and her murderer 's identity is a mystery, which pains her even more, because she wants her murderer to be found and punished. The pain of losing her daughter becomes too much for Susie’s mother, so she leaves her family.
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” written by Flannery O’Connor is a short story about a family who is taking a trip to Florida and is killed by the Misfit and his crew after an accident. As the story begins, the grandmother is seen by the reader as the protagonist, but as the story progresses the grandmother shows her true colors and is seen as the antagonist. The grandmother was a manipulative, dishonest and selfish person who lead herself and her family to their death. The fact that this woman was willing to use manipulation to get what she wants; she shows her self-interest and her little concern for anyone else but herself throughout the short story. The grandmother is the cause of the accident that lead to her family’s death.