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How the grandmother used manipulation from start to

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how the grandmother used manipulation from start to finish and how although her manipulation seemed to work in her favor throughout most of the story it was the same thing that got her killed in the end. she used manipulation when she was trying to convince the kids on where to go for vacation. she used manipulation to bring the cat on the trip. she used manipulation to go sightseeing to see some house on their way to the destination. then she tried to use
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manipulation when introduced to the misfit but i didnt work it only mad things worse for her. Have you ever met someone who seemed to be in charge of everyone and everything around him or her? On the other hand her underhanded in an attempt to save her like, that same manipulation may have been the cause of her death when she came in contact with The Misfit. The first few lines start with the grandmother motives and her using manipulation to get what she wants. "The grandmother didn't want to go to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to changes Bailey's mind." (p. 137). O'Connor is clearly setting the stage for the grandmothers character. For that to be the opening line tells us alot about the grandmother; that manipulation is the foundation of this character. The grandmothers first mention of the misfit was her way of manipulating her son into not going to Florida. “The Misfit is aloose… and is headed toward Florida… I wouldn’t take my children in and direction with a criminal like that aloose in it”(p. 137) Flannary O'Connor shows us that the grandmother is some sort of a nusance around the house. “Bailey didn’t look up from his reading so she wheeled around then faced the childrens mother”(p. 137) The grandmother goes on and on for the first two pages trying to convince everyone in the house where they should go on vacation. Even though the children make it clear that grandmother may have not been invited, she just wont stay home (p.138).
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