Harris 1 Nate Harris Eng 102 TTH 7:40 Franklin 18 February 2016 Thesis: Grandmother’s character is revealed through her description, words, and actions. I. Description A. Protective point of view B. Appearance C. White gloves II. Words A. “Oh look at the cute little pickaninny!” she said and pointed to a Negro child standing at the door of a shack. “Wouldn’t that make a picture, now?” B. “Because you’re a good man!” the grandmother said at once. C. “Why you’re one of my babies. You’re one of my own children!” III. Actions A. The grandmother bringing her cat. B. The grandmother calling out to the Misfit and therefore sealing the whole family’s fate C. The grandmother trying to convince the Misfit to start praying because nothing else would work.
Harris 2 The Perfect Grandmother In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” The grandmother is a very manipulative woman. The story starts off with the grandmother denying to travel to Florida and instead wants to visit relatives in Tennessee. She also argues with her son, Bailey, countless times throughout the story. No matter what the grandmother just has to have her way. The grandmother’s character is revealed through her description, words, and actions. To begin with, the grandmother’s character is revealed through her description. The grandmother, having the manipulative attitude she does, also has a sense of protectiveness in her. In
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