Poetry a Good Man Is Hard to Find

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Grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” A static character is a character that stays the same throughout the story with no change. The Grandmother in Flannery O’Conner’s short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to find”, is a static character. The Grandmother in this story by Flannery O’Conner has stayed the same throughout the entire story. The Grandmother is very self-centered and manipulates her son to go where she wants to go. She manipulates her son by giving him a newspaper and Grandmother says, “’The Misfit is a loose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people’” (O’Conner 420). The family was set on going to Florida, but Grandma wanted to go to Tennessee to see friends. O’Conner stated, “The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind” (420). The grandmother wanted to go and see her friends in Tennessee instead of Florida, which is where the family wanted to go. The Grandmother lied and said that the Misfit would be in Florida instead of Tennessee. She did this so Baily, her son, would change his mind about where the family would go for the trip. Throughout the story, the Grandmother is very noisy. She is very concerned with small ideas. O’Conner stated some of her noisiness when O’Conner stated, “[…] with the mileage on the car at 55890. The grandmother wrote this down because she thought it would be interesting to say how many miles they had been when they got back” (O’Conner 421 ). This shows how noisy the Grandmother was. There were little details in the story that made Grandmother a noisy character. The grandmother had another incident where her nosiness showed in the story. The grandmother wanted to go to this house because she thought there was treasure in the house. Grandma

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