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A Good Man Is Hard to Find Essay

  • Submitted by: keiry28
  • on May 19, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 714 words

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In the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the grandmother is a manipulative person. She influence or attempted to influence the behavior or emotions of other people. The grandmother tries to be a person that she is not. Do not try to be someone you are not. Only when the grandmother was facing death, she understood where she had gone wrong in her life. She realized that she was not being like everybody else. The Misfit was an unlikely source to look for spiritual. In the last moment of her life she recognizes the Misfit’s strength and weakness.  
    In the beginning of the story, the grandmother was a selfish and manipulative person. By reading the first few sentences, you can notice that she does not want to go Florida because she wants to go to Tennessee to see some relatives. Whenever something runs up against the grandmother’s will, she tries to get it her way. She does not say I want to go to Tennessee, but she try to scarves him with the report of a criminal on the loose who is heading to Florida. She said, “Just you read it. I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that a loose in it. I couldn’t answer to if I did.” Then the grandmother recourse by saying that the children have already been to Florida.   She said that it was not about her, that it was about the children. After that you see that the grandmother keeps doing the same thing.   Bailey does not to want to bring the cat. Instead,   the grandmother hides the cat in a basket and secretly brings it along. The grandmother decides that she wanted to go to an old house she used to go to that was along the road, but she knows that Bailey won’t want to go. So she thinks of a solution. She tells the kids, “There was a secret panel in the house”, she said craftily, not telling the truth but wishing that she were, “and the story went that all the family silver was hidden in it when Sherman came and though but I was never found.” The grandmother is selfish, and tries to satisfy her...

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