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John Panaro Roy bentley Enc1102 April 21st 2009 A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is the story of a family’s vacation tragically ended by a murderer and his gang. After the Grandmother tries to insist that the family go to Tennessee instead of Florida, it was in fact her own insistence that prompted the family stray from the main path. This deadly decision caused the family to fall prey to the Misfit. Foreshadowing at the beginning of the story hints to the reader that while on their trip to Florida, this family is destined to cross paths with the Misfit. “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, is O’Connor’s way of saying that society’s morals and faith have changed. O’Connor’s use of characterization shows the respect and discipline in American society. From past generations to present generations, this message can be understood. Grandma represents the past with her strong “Southern Hospitality” heritage. Later on she even states, “In my time…children were more respectful of their native states and their parents and everything else. People did right then.” The grandchildren, however, are a product of the gap between social
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