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Flannery OConnors A Good Man is Hard to Find uses unfamiliarscenarios to show the true side of individuals in her story that depictthe character underneath their normal attitude OConnor uses thegrandmother and the misfit throughout the story as the main characterand the killer The grandmother is depicted throughout the story assomeone thought to be the awkward annoying relative that is more of aburden than an actual part of the family The Misfit is the underliningconflict of the story and the character that is most feared during thetime and setting of the story I think that the Misfit and thegrandmother are two different characters based on their true integritywhen faced in danger Throughout the story the grandmother is a hassle that everyone has todeal with Bailey her only son puts up with her because she has no oneelse Even when he is trying to help her she only takes advantage ofhim and his resources to get to the destination they are all trying toget to The grandmother takes advantage of the situation of thevacation because she doesnt want to be left alone at the house with thecat The next morning the grandmother was the first one in the carready to go She had her big black valise that looked like the head of ahippopotamus in one corner and underneath it she was hiding a basketwith Pitty Sing the cat in it She didnt intend for the cat to beleft alone in the house for three days pg 449 line 10-13 Thegrandmother was a self-centered selfish person that used the others inthe family to help her plan of getting to be apart of the vacation Shewas the useless one in the family that seemed to be on her last minuteof her life taking advantage of everything she could while she was stillhere I think the grandmother is just floating on through her lifewithout a purpose or meaning and it
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