NOTES NUMBER five - * Coming of age realize that the world...

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* Coming of age – realize that the world is not this wonderful place o There is this innocence of childhood and we have to turn it around * Nick Adams goes to see Ole Anderson to warn him o Ole Anderson already knows + He’s a professional boxer # Goes and wins the fight he was suppose to throw * Now mob wants to kill him o Nick asks Ole Anderson if he can get out of town + Ole Anderson – “I got in wrong.” # He’s going to take what’s coming to him Flannery O’Connor * She was quite traveled * Extremely educated * Her characters were grotesque * Another Southern Gothic writer – William Faukner, Tennessee William * “A Good Man’s Hard to Find” o “Lady I haven’t been believing in anything for all of my life.” + He is more honest than she is.
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# He hasn’t stolen anything yet. o Her birth name is Joy o He leaves by stealing her wooden leg o The grandmother is a huge pain in the ass o Look at the way the woman is dressed + The mother has her hair tied up in a kerchief + The grandmother has on a navy blue straw sailor hat, etc o Grandmother is a classist, racist + Commits a sin: pride Tuesday 4/7/09: * “A Good Man’s Hard to Find” o Grandmother is better than everyone (better than people in her class) o She knows nothing about The Misfit but proclaims he’s a good man o Exchange with Red Sammie is pretty important + They say the title o Grandmother is nostalgic + She always thinks she’s right – but ends up dead wrong + She notices a plantation house (she’s a racist)
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o It is the grandmother’s fault + She brings the cat on the trip o The cat jumps up and attaches itself to Bailey’s neck and they have a wreck o Kids are excited because everything’s ok o Car is in a ditch o June Star: “Nobody is killed!” o Grandmother says she believes she injured an organ – believes she’s the most important person in the world o A car (black battered hearse-like car) arrives o Grandmother thinks she knows it all so she wants to be the first to identify the person + The Misfit is the gentlemen’s scholar # He is self-named because he can’t find any place in this world where he fits # He’s a pretty honest guy + “You are the Misfit!” # The final nail in the coffin o Grandmother must be seen as a lady o We’re all God’s creatures + We carry forgiveness in our hearts + Doesn’t matter if we’re a lady or a gentlemen o Misfit actually considers what grandmother says o ‘Bury’ – another death word
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o Misfit enjoys talking about himself o She tells him that he could be honest if he tries but the problem is SHE is not honest o He already sees her as dishonest o Misfit is in a little bit of denial about killing his father + His father might have been a beater + He doesn’t seen a big difference between murdering
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