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Websters defines Good as opposite of bad wholesome useful fit virtuous able to fulfill engagements It is a word that is loosely used in the English language usually ascribed to things and people who are approved of by society The word can be used as both an emotion and a description Multi-faceted it is used to represent different things with different meanings however it is always used and understood as something that is positive and beneficial When one thinks about the word it brings about a sense of security for the individual And as the definition states good is opposite of bad which has been ingrained into the human mind as something negative without really knowing its true definition But it is that desire not to associate oneself with the idea of bad that leads us to aspire to be goodFlannery OConnor a Southern twentieth-century writer could easily be described as a writer who takes the notion of good and seems to write the exact opposite in subject matter She is a writer who seems to capture and encapsulate in her pieces those feelings most closely related to a man and womens most base and crude behavior In her now famous piece A Good Man is Hard to Find OConnor really shows off her talents in portraying her to-the-point writing and real-life issues she writes about This paper will incorporate the idea of good and the definition provided by Websters and relate it to the story More specifically the idea of good will is associated with The Misfit the main character of the story who commits the heinous act of killing an entire family What is OConnor saying in her title And perhaps more importantly is anyone really all good This paper will try to answer those questionsOConnors A Good Man is Hard to Find is a tale that involves a family that is brutally murdered by a man The Misfit who seems anything but
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