“Good Country People” vs. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” Synthesis While comparing and contrasting Good Country People, and A Good Man is Hard to Find, one is able to see the many characteristics of each story, while noticing the fact that there are similarities in religion, mistrust, and families that are exceptionally dysfunctional. The story “Good Country People” includes a mother, daughter, and an immoral bible salesman who ends up stealing the daughter’s prosthetic leg. While A Good Man is Hard to Find consists of a dysfunctional family who is murdered on the way to their destination while on a road trip. Although the two of these stories might seem dissimilar, one can notice the same literary device throughout three different areas in both stories. O’Connor uses humorous irony to affect the reader of these stories, and one can see that the three different areas that you notice similarities are showed through the characters, and how they can relate to one another- even though they are in two totally different stories, the setting- how both stories include some of the same styles in time and place, and the structure of how the stories are written, in which they both contain the element that there is an illusion to a lot of people and things in life, as well as how one can never know what is going to happen next.
He lets the evil into his head and clouds his vision of others. He ends up living, but he isn’t happy nor is he nice towards others, especially his wife Faith. He thinks she is plotting against him and he ends up dying unhappy and almost alone. He viewed others differently and thought they were all involved with evil. So, as you can see, people were infected with evil, especially Brown himself.
The realities of the world are brought to their knowledge. Now Goodman Brown and Sammy have to face the world not knowing now what life may bring. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne introduces Goodman Brown, a young Puritan living in Salem in the late 1600’s. He is a newly wed to his wife Faith who he leaves for a night to meet a stranger in the woods. We soon realize that the stranger is the devil and he is there so Goodman Brown will question his faith.
Faint is representing honesty; God and the old representing wisdom corrupt the Devil. As he and this mysterious old guy meet and moving further into the dark forest Brown starts to see all of the evil his family did in the past. That was where he had to make the choice to if he was going to be part of that passes or if he would make his own future. He continues on the road seeing and seeking for more information about that pass. He had seen so many people that he considered exemplary Christians and he seemed doubtful of what he should chose his wife Faith over the road that is ancestors had taken.
Billy wants to find peace within him and the only way he can have it is to have revenge on the Indians who killed his parents. Revenge is not a good thing and it is not the way to go. His brother falls in love with a young girl and leaves Billy. Billy is left alone once more, first with the wolf and now with his brother. When he returns to Mexico to find his brother he only finds his remains he had been killed.
Comparing Stories “Good Country People” is a story of how a selfish yet smart young woman, who likes to use her disability to make others feel guilty, is left vulnerable by a man she thought was purely good. In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” a grandmother and her family go on a trip that is set to doom them forever. The grandmother lies and makes her family go down a road that ends up being to nowhere then they run into a horrible man called “The Misfit” who has just broke out of prison. Their destiny is to die the minute “The Misfit” finds them (O’Conner 422). Although “Good Country People” and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” have the same author they are very similar in many elements in the fact that they have a similar theme, setting and point of view.
They never really got along, however he continues in the text saying that after his father’s death he began to contemplate and wonder why this was. He came to the retaliation that his father was very paranoid even with his own family. Before his death, he stopped eating food from his family because he believed they were trying to poison him. The rest of his essay speaks of the harsh society during the era of the civil rights movement. His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia.
Scrooge has the wrong attitude towards wealth and this made him greedy. We see that scrooge misses out on the many glorious occasions life has to offer because he is too tight fisted with his money. Scrooge gave up the chance to have loving family when he chooses money over his fiancée Belle, who turns out to have a happy family with another loving husband. Dickens also uses the character of Jacob Marley who was ‘was dead as a doornail’ and had the same attitude towards
So the true causes of evil are her father trapping her and keeping her away from people and men so long that she literally ends up crazy. Her father was apparently a cruel old man who never wanted his daughter to find true love and move away from him. “None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such.” (48) “So when she got to be thirty and was still single, we were not pleased exactly, but vindicated; even with insanity in the family she wouldn't have turned down all of her chances if they had really materialized.” (49, 50) These two quotes show that her father was a real evil man who never saw any man well enough for his daughter and by the time she was thirty she was still single and really did not have a clue what she had been through and that she
Americans who felt overtaxed had something to blame it on now the more they resented welfare the worse the stereotype became, soon they were all drug users, who never intended to work just live off welfare, and the only reason that their children were starving is that they were spending the money on other things. The welfare mother’s became the most hated group in