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A Bad Man is Easy to Find Flannery OConnor is known for her brilliant use of irony in her stories A Good Man is Hard to Find is one of her superb literary works in which she proves her point by ending her stories in a dramatic lucrative way OConnors motive in writing this story is pretty clear in the title but she also uses a couple of interesting characters to express her purpose The title clearly conveys the message but the irony lies within the title OConnor uses hints of foreshadowing throughout the story to let the reader know that the Misfit would have some part in the story OConnor uses the grandmother to foreshadow by having her fear the Misfit and mention him a few times before her fateful meeting with him Her first mention of the Misfit was in the beginning when she was trying to convince her son not to move to Florida Here this fellow that calls himself the Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward FloridaI wouldnt take my children in any direction with a criminal like that on the loose in itBedford 558 This statement provided a warning about the Misfit but not enough foreshadowing to know that the Misfit would harm them in the end The grandmothers second mention of the Misfit comes up when she is speaking with Red Sam Did you read about that criminal the Misfit thats escapedI wouldnt be a bit surprised if he didnt attack this place right hereBedford 560 The grandmothers assertion might make the audience wonder about what would happen next The foreshadowing becomes stronger with every mention of the Misfit therefore OConnor uses foreshadowing sparingly OConnor uses the grandmothers skeptical remarks about the Misfit and the grandmothers conversation with Red Sam to provide her principle of the story Red Sam seems to bring the
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