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NOTES NUMBER THREE Download the original attachment 4/2 * “The Killers” – Ernest Hemingway o This at the time would be a huge threat to small towns and that lifestyle. o All of Hemingway’s short stories is beneath the surface. o We know these people are here to kill. o They bind and gag Nick Adams and Sam the Cook. + Obviously no one would have a towel in their mouth normally. + Sam is really the big hero here. o When Nick Adams gets to the boarding house nothing is the right time like it should be. The routine in a small town is celebrated and the routine is off. o Oleander has cheats the killers out of their money by “throwing” a fight. The mob isn’t too happy about it. o When Nick goes to see him and says that he can beat but he knows that he can’t. “I got in wrong” – Grace under pressure. o George gives good advice and Sam just tells Nick to stay out of it. * Flannery O’Conner o She was mistrustful of people
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o She was a Catholic writer and wrote her stories from that view. o She was extremely educated and her works had many indirect references to German philosophers. o The person that’s deemed as the villain in the beginning usually comes out to be the good person in the end. * “A Good Man is Hard to Find” – Flannery O’Conner o John Wesley – named after the founder of Methodism. o In the beginning, the bad guy in the end is introduced by the Grandmother’s worries. o There are lots of references to death o The Grandmother: + She is a pain in the butt and she wants to go somewhere the family doesn’t want to. + She makes them bring the cat. She’s afraid that the cat might kill himself while she’s gone. But in the end she’s going to be the one who causes the wreck and causes everyone to meet his/her death except the cat. + The Grandmother is dressed up with a hat and gloves in case she is found dead she knows she’s a lady – foreshadow of her dying later. + Her sin is “Eve’s sin” – Pride (She thinks she’s fundamentally better) + She’s a racist, and she thinks she’s better than everyone else and is more religious but she’s definitely not. + She tells a story about her former suitor then makes fun of the black kid.
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o They make a road trip to Florida even though the Grandmother is scared because of the Misfit o They stop in a small town restaurant call Red Sammy’s Famous Barbeque. + This is an important exchange between Sammy and the Grandmother. + The Grandmother is upset about the behavior of the kids because she places a lot of importance on appearances. (Pride) + Sammy tells her “A good man is hard to find” and she repeats it and this is where the title comes from. + The Grandmother thinks Sammy is a good man just because he told a story that she liked so she proclaimed he was a good man even though she really didn’t know anything about him. o They pass a town called Toomsboro – another relation to
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course ENGL 316K taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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