Jonathan HartKatherine PeckFebruary 16, 2016English 1102Religious view on “A Good man is Hard to Find”Throughout the short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” it raises many religious questions that don’t seem all the way obvious in the story. Is the grandmother in the story a general religious believer, does she use religion for her on benefit. Does the Misfit believe in Jesus, or does he just talk about Jesus as an example. The Misfit present us did Jesus did the right thing when he comes back from the dead, should he have came back. With the grandmother self-reflection herself really was in the world in the book, was it an actual self-reflection of herself or just a desperate gimmick for her life. Between the Grandmother and the Misfit who haves a more solid foundation in religion, who actually knows what their talking about. Does the Grandmother in the story uses religion to manipulated people around her.Is the grandmother actually Christian in “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Throughout the whole short story the Grandmother lives her life believing herself to be superior to others. Instead of being kind and installing her good Christian values on others, she instead manipulates others in the story for her own benefit.The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. She wantedto visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind. (Connor 1) Early in the story she tries to manipulate her son Bailey to go to Tennessee instead of Florida for their vacation but he doesn’t go with her demands. Even going down the road she manipulates her son to take his kids to go see a plantation house which she
describes in wonderful detail to the children to make her son go down that road. She was mistaken, but due to her pride doesn’t admit her own mistake. Throughout the story she was shown not to be humble, but just manipulative person. Her only moment of grace, was at the endof the story when the Misfit holds a gun to the grandmother.
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