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A Good Man IS Hard to Find Moments of GraceThe GrandmotherAlthough she talks about Jesus a lot with The Misfit, the grandmother certainly doesn't seem to be deeply religious. She never brings it up in the rest of the story, and only brings up Jesus when she hopes that it might help save her life. Her first appeal isn't a religious one; remember she begins with the "You're not from common folk!" business.Religion would have a place in her life as a respectable "lady." And she probably does believe that "if you would pray, Jesus would help you" (118), as she tells The Misfit. According to her notions, a respectable lady should believe in a merciful God. But her faith doesn't seem to run very deep. She probably can't understand how God could let something horrible like this happen to her, a good woman. That may be why, when she cries "Jesus, Jesus," it sounds "as if she mightbe cursing" (128).Whatever faith she has is overcome by the shock of what's happening to her. That comes out

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