“A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a short story in which Flannery O’Conner, the author, used irony and realism details throughout the story. This short story is very intriguing but is a little weird. The thoughts of reading this story is unusual. I noticed several literary terms being used throughout the story but allusion, irony, and realism stood out for me.
Allusion is statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly. The family was headed out for a summer vacation. The family was planning a trip to Florida. The grandmother, an old, chatty lady, really wanted to go the Tennessee, but her son, Bailey, wanted to go to Florida. The grandmother tried being very manipulative to get Bailey to take her to Tennessee. The grandmother tried to warn Bailey that a prisoner had escaped, "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. I wouldn 't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn 't answer to my conscience if I did." (O’Conner 352) The story did not say nor suggest what the man has done or either did he had some buddies. Throughout “A Good Man is Hard to Find” O’Conner shows a concept of the south as regular and intriguing , while the grandmother reminisce about her child hood and how she missed the plantation. John Wesley and June Star, the two grand kids, were recognize as being very disrespectful but however they agreed with their grandmother and her reasoning to go to Tennessee. The grandmother deliberately says things that are untruth to manipulate her grandkids into coercing their father into going to Tennessee. She wanted to go ...
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...ways, the death was the way for her to change. Misfit shot the grandmother in the chest. "She would of been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life." (O’Conner 368)
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a short story in which Flannery O’Conner, the author, used good and evil techniques throughout the story. This story has a lot of foreshadowing of literary terms. This short story is very intriguing but is a little weird. The thoughts of reading this story is unusual. O’Connor was best known by her faith. She was born in Savannah, Georgia and her short stories always seems to reflect her childhood. This story is one of the best short story I have read. It is definitely a most read. "A Good Man is Hard to Find" has a spiritual vision leading toward a more soul-satisfying existence can still be had, even in death
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