“A Good Man is Hard to Find”
By: Flannery O’Connor
A normal family goes on a road trip, you have your Grandmother, Bailey the father, the mother who stays nameless as well as the baby, John Wesley, and June Star the other two children. A wonderfully complex story, has very many strong statements. A typical annoying grandmother who is always right and must have it her way at all time, and if she does not receive her wishes there are consequences. Two bratty children who do not have any respect for their elders, or anything else in that matter, a mother who does not have a voice in her own home. Bailey the father who still is his mother’s son and does as he is told when she tells him too. This family is normal, but they don’t know how to communicate with each other properly which leads to their deaths.
This story starts off with them taking a road trip to Florida while the grandmother wanted to go to Tennessee. June Star says "She wouldn't stay at home for a million bucks, afraid she'd miss something. She has to go everywhere we go." The Grandmother seems afraid to be left alone as if she had not seen the world already and she’s going to miss something, or maybe she just doesn’t want to die alone. She claims to be a lady and dresses the part in case an accident would to happen. If someone saw her they would know that’s a lady and would come to her rescue, as if she is better than anyone else. She has put herself on such a high petiole. Religious she prays to God and yells for him when her life is in danger, but if you notice she does not ask to help her family. The grandmother is a very selfish woman, who only cares for herself. She is not who she “claims” to be, she does not do as she says.
June Star and John Wesley the boy being older than his sister, but most definitely not anymore mature or a good role model for his sister. They are both inconsiderate, selfish, no manners, and have no respect. The mother seems to ignore that her other two...