15. What does the grandmother hat symbolize In A Good Man Is Hard to Find? The grandmother 's hat symbolizes her selfish nature. She wears it so observers will know she is a lady—even when she dies. The hat also symbolizes the grandmother's hypocritical beliefs. ... Instead, she frantically tries to manipulate The Misfit into believing he is "a good man " who would not shoot a lady. 16. What does the cat symbolize In A Good Man Is Hard to Find? In “A Good Man is Hard to Find ” by Flannery O'Connor, the cat represents misfortune. A cat , in general, is a symbol of bad luck or misfortune, especially a black cat . ... The Grandmother was afraid the cat might “accidentally asphyxiate himself” (3). 17. What is the purpose of the story a good man is hard to find? At a Glance Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find " dramatizes the struggle between good and evil. The Misfit, a convicted serial killer, represents evil, while the grandmother, in her way, tries to embody goodness. 18. What are the conflicts in A Good Man Is Hard to Find? The main conflict in "A Good Man is Hard to Find " exists within the hypocritical grandmother, who fancies herself a Christian woman. It is only when she comes into contact with the Misfit that she realizes her own sinfulness. 2. The conflict is resolved near the end of the story. 19. What is an example of foreshadowing in a good man is hard to find? "A Good Man is Hard to Find " by Flannery O'Connor has several examples of foreshadowing in it. ... The first example of foreshadowing in this short story, is when the grandmother is reading about the Misfit in in the newspaper at the beginning of the story. 20. What is the plot of a good man is hard to find? The focal character in the story , who is identified only as the grandmother, convinces herself and, she thinks, her family, that she is a good judge of human nature. In fact, she assumes that she is the best judge on any matter. The story opens with her son, Bailey, planning a family vacation to Florida. 21. What does the misfit symbolize In A Good Man Is Hard to Find? in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find " Flannery O' Connor uses symbolism to give more meaning to her short story. O'Connor writes a story of a Grandmother versus a Misfit , or good versus evil. ... In "A Good Man is Hard to Find " the Grandmother is a main character that symbolizes a savior. 22. What is the exposition of a good man is hard to find? A Good Man Is Hard To Find . The rising action is developed as the family start their holiday journey and the grandmother shows herself to be more and more irritating, selfish and very unaware of her own faults. ... After she is thrown from the car and the family is facing the Misfit, the brim of the hat falls off 23. How is a good man is hard to find a religious allegory? In the short story “A Good Man Is Hard To Find ,” the dark and apathetic Misfit is said to portray, in an allegorical sense, a Christ-like figure. ...
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