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A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

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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.

Tense:

"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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