Reading Questions-Good Man

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Reading Questions for “A Good Man is Hard to Find” As always, you should read the story once through and annotate the story as you read. Since Flannery O’Connor’s short story is difficult, I would like for you to answer the questions below as a way to engage with the story. This will count as your weekly reading response #3. 1. What qualities of the grandmother do you like? What qualities do you dislike? How did you feel when The Misfit killed her? Why? 2. How would you characterize the other members of the family? What is the function of images like the following: the mother's "face was as broad and innocent as a cabbage and was tied around with a green head-kerchief that had two points on the top like a rabbit's
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Unformatted text preview: ears" and the grandmother's "big black valise looked like the head of a hippopotamus"? 3. How does O'Connor foreshadow the encounter with The Misfit? 4. What does the grandmother mean by a "good man"? Whom does she consider good people? What are other possible meanings of "good"? Why does she tell The Misfit that he's a good man? Is there any sense in which he is? 5. What is the significance of the discussion of Jesus? Was he a good man? 6. What is the significance of the grandmother's saying, "Why you're one of my babies. You're one of my own children"? 7. What is the significance of The Misfit's saying, "She would of been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life"?...
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