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People did right then oconnor 414 bailey and his wife

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Powell 2 respectful...People did right then’” (O’Connor 414). Bailey and his wife ignore her snide comments, but slowly begin to despise the grandmother after every insult. “’Aren’t you ashamed’” (O’Connor 416), the grandmother insensitively remarks on every small misstep the children may make. Then, when the grandmother wants something to go in her favor and needs the children to help make that happen, she will use the children to her benefit.
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Not only does the grandmother disrespect the parents, she also manipulates the children, which causes the children to not trust the grandmother. The grandmother speaks so ill of the children’s behavior, then encourages the children to act in such behavior she so very hated. When she wants so desperately to visit the old plantation but needs the children’s help to convince Bailey, the grandmother starts telling lies of certain treasures that were supposedly still in the plantation that were never found. The grandmother knows this will spark the children’s interest and will make the children want to visit the old plantation just as much as she wants to. The grandmother is pretty much sneakily getting the children to do her dirty work for her because the grandmother telling the children these extravagant stories causes them to badger Bailey enough, resulting in the grandmother getting what she wants, to go to the old plantation. The grandmother provokes this very behavior she insults from the children. The children realize how their grandmother uses them and you can tell by the catty comments both of the children say to the grandmother. The children ultimately want the
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  • Fall '19
  • badger Bailey, Chelsey Powell

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