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In her short story A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery OConnors seems to portray a feeling that society as she saw it was drastically changing for the worse OConnors obvious displeasure with society at the time is most likely a result of her Catholic religion and her very conservative upbringing in the old south She seems to depict her opinion in this particular story by using the character of the grandmother to show what she saw was happening to the times Evidence of societys demise is woven into the story and presented through an interesting generation gap between the grandmother and her family The grandmother is representative of devoutness and Christianity which OConnor apparently believed to be more prevalent in the glamorous Old South Attention to prim detail separated the grandmother from the rest of her family who seemed to be living in a different world than she As she organized herself in preparation for the trip her family was described as rather common people living in a frusturated middle class world OConnor described the old woman as she settled herself comfortably removing her white cotton gloves and putting them up with her purse on the shelf in front of the back window The childrens mother still had on slacks and still had her head tied up in a green kerchief but the grandmother had on a navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print Her collar and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet In case of an accident anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once she was a lady The parents pay little attention to the grandmother and when they do they are often quite rude The unruly children are
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