The Grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” In Flanner O’Conner’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” the character named grandmother only sees herself to be a “Lady” but within the story other forms are shown otherwise. Being manipulative to get what she wants, confusion with her faith, and senile, the grandmother exhibits throughout the passage leading to the bad consequences. Facing the facts, the grandmother is a manipulator. Her style is always more subtle, she never does this directly. She doesn’t want to go to Florida, but to Tennessee instead, and to get her way she tries to scare Bailey and puts him on a guilt trip with reports of a criminal on the loose.
Instead of repenting for his sins he escapes them. Plus he is worried about his daughter because he believes that they will have a horrible future because of him. (LINES 1318-1923) Also by acting in his weak behavior he is trying to avoid his fate again. He does this physically. Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done.
“ A Good Man is Hard to Find”- Flannery O’Connor Major Characters: Grandmother: Grandmother is very judgmental, and almost always bent on her opinion. She believes her position to do the judging comes from her age and her being like a “lady”. However, she herself faults often, never realizing her own mistakes and criticizing others. She herself lies about the cat and not admitting that the house was far, not even in the right spot. Her actions are extremely selfish, when Misfit is shooting, she only begs him to not spare a specific person, like her or her family, but instead tests the Misfit’s moral code to not kill a lady.
Better and healthier ways of remanding a child is talk to them, and if that doesn’t work you can resort to punishing them. Parent’s see spanking as a way of dealing with their children’s bad behavior, but what they don’t see is that their teaching kids that violence will resolve their problems. Spanking may also cause children emotionally stress. It makes children feel they are not loved and there is something wrong with them. Spanking, frankly doesn’t resolve the problem of kids lashing out.
Suggesting that not only his father but other adults were unkind to him as a child as well, so he does not know how to handle the presence of children. When the grandmother begins to plead with him not to kill her she states that "she knows he is a good man and does not come from common blood" (O'Connor 192) he suggest sarcasm when he states " yes ma'am." "no finer people in the world." "daddy's heart was pure gold"( O'Connor 192). He is also contradictory because when asked by the Grandmother if the murder was a mistake, the Misfit knew it wasn't a mistake because "they had the papers on me" ( O'Connor 195).
Parents who are for parental rights to spank usually disciplines their children to reform them of his unacceptable actions. When parents decide to discipline there children it should be carefully thought out before it happens. For example, there should not be any aggressive behavior such as punching, body slamming, or shaking with extreme force because this type of punishment can be very serious, sometimes having fatal results. Parental right to spank is disagreed upon because of its unintentional physical damage, unhealthy development of the child and generational repetition. Parental right to spank can cause unintentional physical damage such as lacerations, bruises or broken bones.
The lack of truth leads them to make up stories and believe that Boo Radley really is a “phantom.” Atticus is one of the only reliable sources available to Scout and Jem regarding Boo Radley. He has the discernment and knowledge that the children lack, and he hopes to show them a new perspective. The contrast of the childrens’ judgment and his acceptance adds a dynamic element to fear. Boo Radley being normal is so far an idea from what the children know they refuse to believe it. They are scarred to believe it.
Society, parents, and schools do not teach children the skills of physical, psychological, emotional and verbal self-defense. This is because most adults don't know how to do so. A majority of these people just put bullying aside like it is something that has to happen to everyone at one point. Almost like if you didn’t get bullied than you never really grew up. But is this right, should parents even, principals just blow bullying off like that?
This relates back to being an unwanted child, because flowers are beautiful and to Baby these fake nails are probably beautiful. She never had anyone tell her what was beautiful and what was not because of the fact that her father was not there for her the way a father should be, and he made her feel unwanted and not to mention, she also grew up without a mother. Conflict is a major literary element used in this novel. O’Neill makes that come to life through many different quotes, such as “I hoped that part of his therapy wasn’t to give up his interest in me” (67). This is conflict because already Jules makes Baby feel like she is not loved and that she is unwanted and to her the fact that while he is at this rehabilitation center, trying to get better, he might forget about her and make her feel more unwanted, than she already is.
I am neutral with the topic: lack of parental guidance is the cause of baby dumping, because as the research is done, I found that there are actually more solid reasons for teenagers nowadays to commit on baby dumping. So, I believe it will be totally unfair for us to put all the blames on the parents for this issue although they’re supposed to be rational in it. As I mentioned, there are actually even better reasons for me to disagree with the topic. One of the reasons is teenagers’ self discipline. No doubt those teenagers are curious with everything that happens around them but they should have considered the limitation as curiosity will kill the cat.