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The gothic in O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is in the description of The Misfit as “He had a long creased face. ..He had on blue jeans that were too tight for him…He had on tan and white shoes and no socks, and his ankles were red and thin.” (O’Connor, 2574) Another aspect of gothic in this story is that the car The Misfit drove was “big black battered hearse-like automobile” (O’Connor, 2574) which gives the reader a pretty good idea as to what is to follow and that these men in the car were up to no good. Another eerie aspect of this story is the fact that how calm The Misfit seems throughout all the killings in the woods while speaking to the grandmother. The impression I got as to O’Connor’s view of the South was that people were not trustworthy based on Red Sam’s comments such as “These days you don’t know who to trust” (O’Connor, 2571) and “Everything is getting terrible. I remember the day you could go off and leave your screen door unlatched. Not no more.”
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Unformatted text preview: (OConnor, 2572) This is different than McCullers and Faulkners stories because they more concentrated on loneliness and privacy. Both Dee and the grandmother always looked presentable. Looks were important to them both. OConnor described the grandmother as wearing white cotton gloves and navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print. Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and the neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet. (OConnor, 2569) The grandmother felt that that was the way ladies needed to dress. Dee, much like the grandmother, liked to talk and tell stories, even if they were not always true She washed us in a river of make-believe, burned us with a lot of knowledge we didnt necessarily need to know. (Walker, 1598)...
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course ENGL 214 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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