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Author: Flannery O'Connor
Year Published: 1953
Type: Short Story
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Perspective and Narrator:
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is told from a limited third-person perspective, focusing almost exclusively on the grandmother's point of view.
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is told in past tense.
About the Title:
The title "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" comes from a song composed by Eddie Green in 1918: "A good man is hard to find/You always get the other kind." One theme in the story hinges on defining a good man.
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