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In Flannery OConnors A Good Man is Hard To Find one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story However if one re-reads the story a second time they will see definite signs different angles and point of views that the author uses including foreshadows of the ending The story begins with the typical family being challenged by the grandmother who doesnt want to take the vacation to Florida She has read about a crazed killer by the name of the Misfit who is on the run heading for Florida Unfortunately she is ignored by every member of the family except for the little girl June Star who can read the grandmother like an open book The fact that she admonishes Bailey her son of this Misfit and what he did to those people 117 foreshadows what will happen to them As readers we know that OConnor will not mention such an interesting fact without having it affect the characters later on in the story Additionally the morning of the trip the grandmother is the first one in the car ready to travel as June Star predicted she would be She wouldnt stay at home for a million bucks She has to go everywhere we go 118 I personally read as a direct foreshadowing of the grandmothers death As one reads the story one wonders why every time Bobby Lee and Hiram take someone into the forest they never come back Eventually the whole family is taken to die June Stars comment that the grandmother goes everywhere the family goes can be read as an indication that she will meet the same end that they did Furthermore although the grandmother did not want to go to Florida she ironically dresses in her Sunday best She was dressed very nicely with A navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a snavy
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