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Have you ever met someone who cares so much about the way they look or how people perceive them that they cant even focus on reality This sums up the way the grandma in a Good Man Is Hard To Find is in a nutshell Superficial would also be a good word to describe the way in which Grandma lived her life Her whole existence on earth was unrealistic and to a certain extent surreal Grandma led a life of not knowing the meaning of happiness A perfect existence for grandma would be for everyone who knew her to think of her as a perfect lady who had no imperfections and always looked and acted like the lady she dreamed to be For example when grandma and the family took a road trip to Florida grandma dressed in her nicest clothes because she feared that if they got in an accident people would find her and they would not think she was a real lady To most people the thought of pre- planning an outfit in fear of an accident sounds rather peculiar and silly but that was just a normal thought of grandmas We do not meet the misfit until the end of the story but it is he who hold the key to grandmothers utter emotions I believe the Misfit was grandmothers destiny Flannery OConner creates a story that forces us to question What is truth Through the grandmother who lives a life of clichs we are taken on a journey of discovery By the end of the journey we discover to be good we must be able to accept and forgive even those who deliver great loss to us Truth is definitely a theme throughout the story Grandma always believed that when she spoke she always knew the truth I am a firm believer that throughout the story grandmas destiny was to meet the misfit because it was then that she
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