She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind.” (O’Conner pg). This start gives you a hint of her manipulating ways and desire for control. However her son Bailey, is immune to his mothers ways and chooses to ignore her. Next, she tries to manipulate the other part of the family. She tries everything from announcing "The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida [...]” to using the three children of Bailey and his wife as an excuse not to go by s... ... middle of paper ... ...eive divine redemption and moments from God.
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In the case of the “grandmother, Bailey, and The Misfit,”(367) their choices lead to a deadly outcome. The grandmother's selfish decisions play a significant part in the family's demise. Specifically, the grandmother is “afraid” (367) to leave her “cat, Pitty Sing,... in the house alone for three days”(367). She worries that the cat would “miss her too much... [or would] asphyxiate... [if] he brushes up against one of the gas burners”(367). These, of course, were valid worries for the grandmother; however, she knows her son Bailey would not be pleased.