The Grandmother is the complete opposite, she truly believes that she is good and lies to herself and everyone around her so she will be accepted. The Grandmother says to the Misfit, “I just know you’re a good man. You’re not a bit common” (O’Connor), to which he replies, “Nome, I ain’t a good man, but I ain’t the worst neither” (O’Connor). It is refreshing to see someone admit and know that they are not good, and that they will never be
The grandmother said he did this because he is “a good man.” She next relates the label “good” to the Misfit. After she identifies him, the grandmother asks, “You wouldn’t shoot a lady, would you?” (1,049). Even though he hates to admit it, The Misfit says, “I would hate to have to” (1,049). Because being a lady is such a meaningful part of what the grandmother believes as being ethical, the Misfit’s answer confirms to her that he does not share the same moral principles as she does. The grandmother begins to desperately call him a good man and that he comes from ... ... middle of paper ... ....
She is very concerned about appearances in public but allows herself to be rude in private. The grandmother manipulates those around her to get what she wants. The Misfit does not know her or much about her, but he understands her character. The grandmother assumes everyone is inferior to her. The grandmother believes others are right only if they agree with her.
Also, many readers may see the Misfit as a worthless character to receive God’s grace due to his dreadful actions throughout the story; however, O’Connor reveals the clarity and, most importantly, self-awareness that the Misfit experiences at the end of the story. In the story, the grandmother is more concerned with her outlook and pays a lot of details to her dress to make sure she is recognized as a woman, so that “anyone seeing her dead on... ... middle of paper ... ... the Misfit is open to receive grace. Although the Misfit claimed that there is “no pleasure, but meanness” in life, at the end, he denies that there is any pleasure in life at all and that killing has failed to bring him happiness. Therefore, when his two partners return and reminding the Misfit of how fun is to kill, the Misfit shuts them up and says “it’s no real pleasure in life”. In conclusion, the author points out that God’s grace is available to anyone and it is never too late to ask for forgiveness.
A tarnished reputation is considered by some elders as an abomination to one’s self image. In the novel, Gaskell puts Molly’s reputation as a respectable young woman on the line by insinuating that she was behaving unfashionably with Mr. Preston. The society of women complied with replicated this God-like figure, which is impossible to achieve since no living human can reach this supreme stature. The novel manages to offer insight into the different characters while still addressing critical and social roles in a male oriented society.
Nobody is a role model really, but we all have things about us that are role model characteristics. The reason she isn’t a role model is because she is always defending her husband’s actions, she doesn’t protect her unborn baby, and she is naïve. The reason she is a good role model is she is a positive person, she sees the best in everyone, and she is a motherly figure. Nobody is a role model figure but each and everyone of us has characteristics that people should and do look up too. I like the fact that Stella acts like a motherly figure.
Lear does not have much respect for her because she does not flatter him and put him on the pedestal that he feels that he should be put on. This is exactly what his other daughters do and he feels very strongly that Cordelia should do the same. Because of all the flattery that was given him by his other two daughters, he gives them most of his possessions. The first thing that Cordelia says when the King asks her to speak is "nothing." The king is enraged by this remark and says that, "Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.
The story gives us a wide variety of characters, each bringing in their own definition of what being “good” is. The grandmother, the protagonist, sees herself as good, due to her status as a lady. She is a very judgmental character, who could find fault in anything and anyone, minus herself. She criticizes Bailey, her son, for his choice of vacation stating “I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it” (O’Connor 422). She snaps at John Wesley for his distasteful remarks against Georgia, and even the mother for not agreeing to go toTennessee (O’Connor 424).
I did love you. I even loved your hate an’ your hardness, Big Daddy!” (II.39). In everything she does, she only looks to please Big Daddy as housewives were supposed to please their husbands even through her outspoken ways. Big Mama’s personal identity is a mixture of society’s norms and her love for Big Daddy. Maggie doesn’t necessarily have a positive role in the Pollitt family.
';(41) Since she was used to getting everything that she wanted, she became haughty and had no respect for other people’s feelings. '; “Why canst thou not always be a good lass, Cathy? '; And she turned her face up to his, and laughed, and answered, “Why cannot you always be a good man, Father? '; (47) Even on his deathbed, Catherine chose to vex her father instead of comforting him. Catherine’s faults, which can be attributed to her rich upbringing, do not endear her to readers.