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The grotesque writing published in American short stories in the 50s rarely stand up to some of the outrageous sickening complex and downright distasteful characters seen in todays literature However Flannery OConnors tale A Good Man Is Hard to Find shows distinctly morbid ideas which are on par with some of todays storytellers The Misfit in OConnors tale is grotesque in his politeness and consideration for his potential victims before he sentences them to death without any remorse The Misfit displays a bizarre attitude while playing with his victims giving them a sense of security before he kills them One may not think of politeness and consideration as a form of grotesque behavior Therefore readers would also be surprised to read a story about a psychotic killer that is nice and considerate to his victims feelings right up to the moment that he kills them This pattern of behavior can be seen as The Misfit kills his last victim in the later part of this story in his conversation about Jesuss death with the grandmother Listen lady he said in a high voice if I had been there I would of known and I wouldnt be like I am now 415 The Misfit is trying to explain to the grandmother that if he had been with Jesus at the time of his death he would not be the sorry human being he now is As the grandmother tries to comfort The Misfit in her attempt to prolong her life all she does is aggravate him further Why youre one of my babies Youre one of my children She reached out and touched him on the shoulder The Misfit sprang back as if a snake had bitten him and shot her three times through the chest 415 Until this very moment the grandmothers thinking has been so outrageous she thinks she just might survive instead she dies with peaceful thoughts in her mind In
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