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The grandmother is the central character in the story A good man is hard to find by Flannery OConnor The grandmother is a manipulative deceitful and self-serving woman who lives in the past She doesnt value her life as it is but glorifies what it was like long ago when she saw life through rose-colored glasses She is pre- sented by OConnor as being a prim and proper lady dressed in a suit hat and white cotton gloves This woman will do whatever it takes to get what she wants and she doesnt let anyone elses feelings stand in her way She trys to justify her demands by convincing herself and her family that her way is not only the best way but the only way The grandmother is determined to change her familys vacation destination as she tries to manipulate her son into going to Tennessee instead of Florida She began trying to make Bailey her son feel guilty about the childrens safety The grandmother says that she couldnt answer to her conscience if she took the children in a direction where there was a convict on the loose She is not success-ful with Bailey so she uses the same antics on her daughter-in-law who doesnt even acknowledge her Before she has a chance to work on the children they tell her stay at home if you dont want to go The grandmother then decides that she will have to go along after all but she is already working on her own agenda The grandmother is very deceitful and she manages to sneak the cat in the car with her even though she knows Bailey does not like to arrive at a motel with a cat She decides that she would like to visit an old plantation and begins her pursuit of convincing Bailey to agree to it She describes the old house for the children adding
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