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The story A Good Man is Hard to Find is story that tells us how the society is worsening After I read the story and from the lecture I heard I kind of had a feeling that the author OConnor was trying to describe the outcome of the false christian when they encounters the bad situation When the grandmother encounters with the Misfit we begin to see just whether the grandmother had faithful christian or not In the story there are many symbols and foreshadowing used by OConnor to show the characterization of the grandmother and the outcome of the story It begins with the dress she wears to the trip Although the grandmother did not want to go to Florida she ironically dresses in her Sunday best She was dressed in A navy blue straw sailor hat with a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print A strong foreshadowing imagery can be read into these lines Knowing the definite ending of the story the grandmothers complicated dress symbolizes a preparation for her coffin When a person dies they usually are dressed in their best outfit just like the grandmother was dressed in what seemed to be her Sunday best A stronger foreshadowing is when OConnor states the reason for the grandmothers very clean dress in case of an accident anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady She herself predicts her own death Unfortunately she doesnt know this yet It is interesting that in the grandmothers mind wearing her best clothes prevent any misgivings about her status as a lady if she was to die It seems that the grandmother was prepared for death her behavior when she encounters the Misfit shows herself to be the least prepared for death Another strong forshadowing image is when the family passed by a cotton field
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