The Misfit Analysis

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I view the grandmother in this story as a southern “lady” with the best of intentions for her family; but, she is also self-righteous and self-serving. The first line of the story tells us the grandmother wants to go to Tennessee to visit friends. She then uses the news article about The Misfit as a reason to not to go to Florida and states that she could not answer to her conscience if she did. In addition, the grandmother knows her son Bailey does not like to travel with the cat, Pitty Sing. The grandmother proceeds to hide Pitty Sing in a basket and brings her along anyway. The Misfit gives himself his own nickname. He says, “I call myself The Misfit, because I can’t make what all I done wrong fit what all I gone through in punishment.”

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