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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Flannery O'Connor's short story A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
|The grandmother||The grandmother, a pushy, small-minded, self-righteous woman, is the matriarch of the family. Read More|
|The Misfit||The unnamed Misfit—an escaped murderer—finds the family after their car accident. Read More|
|Bailey||Baily is the grandmother's passive son; he is a high-strung individual who says little. Read More|
|The children's mother||Unnamed, the children's mother—the grandmother's daughter-in-law—is innocent and seems concerned mainly with the welfare of the baby. Read More|
|June Star||June Star, Bailey's daughter, speaks her mind and is disrespectful. Read More|
|John Wesley||John Wesley, Bailey's eight-year-old son, is undisciplined and curious. Read More|
|The baby||Son of the children's mother and Bailey, the unnamed baby serves as a prop to hold his mother's attention and, briefly, the attention of the grandmother.|
|Bobby Lee||Bobby Lee has escaped prison, along with The Misfit. Overweight, he is self-conscious about his appearance.|
|Red Sammy Butts||Red Sammy Butts owns the Tower restaurant along the highway and converses with the grandmother while the family eats.|
|Red Sammy Butts's wife||Red Sammy Butts's wife works at the restaurant.|
|Hiram||Hiram has escaped prison, along with The Misfit, and seems to have some ability as a mechanic.|
|The Misfit's father||The Misfit's father had a knack for handling the authorities and never got into trouble with them.|
|The Misfit's mother||According to The Misfit, his mother was the finest woman God ever made.|
|Pitty Sing||The grandmother's beloved cat, Pitty Sing's escape causes the accident.|
|Edgar Atkins Teagarden||Edgar Atkins Teagarden once courted the grandmother by bringing her watermelons that he carved with his initials, E.A.T.|