A Good Women is Hard to Find

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Ruth Ann Raia ENC 1102-11942 Shari Koopman WA 2 10/30/2011 A Good Woman? The Grandmother in O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” may very well be the most despicable character in the short story. While in the end, she is a victim of murder, one can rationally read through the story and find her to be less than a redeemable character than even those who commit murder. She brings nothing to the table that would make the average person consider her a good woman. The Grandmother is selfish and wants her way in practically every instance. Early in the story, her want to go to Tennessee to see family brings her to lecture, hint, and harass her son Bailey and his wife to change their mind on the trip’s destination simply for her benefit. While being ignored by one, she tries her tactics on another, nearly oblivious to being ignored. The children watch this and openly poke fun at the idea of her staying home if she does not want to go to Florida. Little June understands the Grandmother perfectly by stating, “She wouldn’t stay home to be queen for a day” (O’Connor, par. 4).
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course ENGLISH enc 102 taught by Professor Sharrikoopman during the Fall '11 term at Valencia.

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