Flannery O'Connor Essay

Flannery O'Connor Essay - Crowley 1 Tressa Crowley...

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Crowley 1 Tressa Crowley Professor Yessick English 102: 6:00MW April 7, 2008 Real Lies Flannery O’Connor wrote many short stories during her life. One of her most famous, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” is about a grandmother who is deceitful and ends up getting her family killed. The grandmother misleads people about who she really is and tricks people into doing what she wants them to do. In the beginning of the story, the grandmother talks about the Misfit and how he is headed to Florida. Coincidentally, the family is supposed to be going to Florida for a family vacation. The grandmother uses this information to try to manipulate her son, Bailey, into going to east Tennessee: “I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that a loose in it…You all ought to take them somewhere else for a change so they would see different parts of the world and be broad” (O’Connor 354). The grandmother mentions the Misfit so she can get her way and go to east Tennessee. The grandmother also tricks Bailey when they are on the road. As they are driving
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