A Good Man Is Hard to Find Essay

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A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor In the short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor, she writes about a family getting ready to go on a trip to Florida. While on the trip the family of six has an accident and has a run in with a man known as “The Misfit”, whom escaped from the Federal Penitentiary and was headed to Florida as they had read in the newspaper the day before. The Grandmother one of the main characters in the short story is the one whom recognized the man known as “The Misfit (Kirszner and Mandell)”. While her family was disappearing into the woods on the dirt road, she tried to convince the serial killer to convert to his life to Christianity and pray to God for forgiveness. In this short story I think that Flannery O’Conner is trying is trying to “convert” people who have not found Christ over to Christianity. I believe that O’Conner was a strong believer in Christianity. In this story she has a grandmother trying to convert a criminal that escaped from the Federal Penitentiary over to Christ before she is killed. In the short story a family of six was preparing for a trip to Florida when the grandmother finds an article about an escaped convict headed to Florida. The grandmother is persistent on not going to Florida as they have been there before states, “’The children have been to Florida before,’ the old lady said. “You all ought to take them somewhere else for a change so they would see different parts of the world and be broad. They never have been to east Tennessee.’” (Kirszner and Mandell)The grandmother made every excuse as to why they should not go to Florida. While traveling to Florida, the family of six traveled outside of a small town called Toombsboro, when the grandmother awaken and recalled an old plantation that she visited when she was a young lady. She described a beautiful house with “six white

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