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Flannery OConnors story A Good Man is Hard to Find is about a family taking a trip to Florida that all get killed by an escaped convict how calls himself the Misfit and two of his friends In this story the reader may assume some of the men in the story is the man the title refers to but as the story unfolds and the family continues on their journey every man on the story displays a considerable fault With Regards to Flannery OConnors short story A Good Man is Hard to Find this essay will analyze the narrators Irony main characters foreshadowing and some symbolism There are several ironies dispersed in OConners short story At the beginning the grandmother is opposed to go to Florida on vacation but when the time arrived to depart she is the first passenger seated in the car Another example is the entire time she is trying to change her son Baileys mind she used a prison escape as the primary reason not to proceed to Florida and ironically they confront the fugitive in a strange twist of fate In another instance the grandmother insists on taking her cat on vacation with her and her justification for having to take the cat is that the cat could brush against on to the burners turn them on and suffocate himself The cat is in fact the perpetrator that causes the accident and near the end of the story when the family meets with foul play the cat is the only survivor Irony again is presented when they are driving The grandmother cautions Bailey about his driving and it so happens they have an accident As soon as the grandmother talks Bailey into taking a turn to see the farmhouse Bailey makes the statement This is the only time we are going to stop for anything like this A Good Man is Hark to Find pg 359 The irony here is
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