A Good Man Is Hard To Find Essay

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“A good man is hard to find” essay Emily Brooks 26 January 2012 HU110B My Opinion on this short story In my opinion this short story could have brought my mind several different ways. I see this story as a learning experience for people and a way to teach people that not all good things happen to good people. I feel, as this is a way to show people what life is truly about and how some people think that nothing bad could happen to them. It makes you question why people do what they do. Do people act upon what they see rather than what they know is the right thing to do? In the short story the author has hit every way that the people that surround them often mistreat the elderly. Their opinions are either not noticed or they are just simply criticized. This story goes to show you that kids and younger adults simply seem to ignore, as you would say their “elders” an example of this involved the grandmother’s strong, southern heritage. She thinks that anyone that could find her dead on the side of the road will know that she lived a long life and was a lady. She told stories about her meeting southern gentlemen wanting to be with her. The grandmother is a woman who believes in God, but seems that when she comes into counter with the misfits her faith seems to disappear just a little bit. This story seems to want to teach a lot of different lessons. One of them being that people in today’s world are misleading, young, and religiously misguided. The grandmother to me symbolizes the older generation which is somewhat seemed to have disappeared from today’s world. As most people in the new generation don’t seem to listen to what the older generation has to say even though they have been around much longer. The grandmother tried to tell the younger generation in this story about how she used to live when she was younger and

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