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No Change Authors often describe certain characters in stories in detail The author usually sets these characters aside and examines them The Grandmother in Flannery OConnors A Good Man Is Hard To Find is a proper southern woman She possesses several constant characteristics throughout the story In her short story A Good Man Is Hard To Find Flannery OConnors character of the Grandmother does not change during the trip to Florida the accident in the car or the encounter with the Misfit As the trip to Florida begins OConnor shows the Grandmothers changeless personality OConnor establishes the vanity and manipulations of the Grandmother James A Grimshaw asserts that the Grandmother is vain and devious 39 OConnor describes the white cotton gloves the grandmother wears and how she properly places them on the shelf in the back window of the car Goodman claims that the Grandmother with her smug pretensions about breeding her racial prejudice and unceasing chatter is singled out as a particularly hollow if harmless personality 295 The trip also reveals the Grandmothers manipulations The Grandmother cleverly manipulates the family to stop at the old plantation with which she was once familiar The Grandmother does not change when she causes the car accident Her dramatic personality and devious manner are illuminated When the Grandmother limps out of the car she claims that she has injured an organ 190 The Grandmothers waving of her arms for help to draw attention of the passing car reveals her consistent dramatic personality OConnor shows the Grandmothers devious nature when she fails to tell the family the truth about her mistake concerning the location of the plantation OConnor also displays the unchanging of the Grandmother when the family encounters the Misfit The Grandmother remains lady-like and OConnor introduces her distorted ideas of thinking through her Christian values Michael Clark insists that the Grandmother has undergone a personal experience that is significantly different from her normally artificial and
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