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Committing the perfect crime requires a lot of planning along with time and patience This is accomplished through the setting of A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery OConner rpt in Thomas R Arp and Greg Johnson Perrines Story and Structure 13th ed Boston Wadsworth 2012 402-415 through the antagonist The Misfit A Good Man is Hard to Find is about a family who is trying to get away from The Misfit The short story begins in the familys hometown and takes the reader down a perilous journey The grandmother was looking for a plantation in Tennessee She then realized that the plantation was in Georgia and her startled reaction caused an accident OConners choice of setting- a hot summer day down a dirt road- increases the probability of the family being involved in a wreck helps to communicate the theme of the story good versus evil and in the end reveals the twisted personality of The Misfit The setting increases the probability that the family is in a wreck when the family took an unplanned detour down a dangerous dirt road in search of a plantation that was actually in Georgia They followed the road for about 25 minutes and still did not see the plantation Suddenly the grandmother remembers that the plantation is in Tennessee She is startled by the realization and then jerks the wheel of the car causing Pitty Sing the cat to come out of her carriage where she is stalled The cat is latched onto Baileys shoulder causing the family to have an accident As the car veers off the road and flips over June Star says But nobodys killed 409 with disappointment The family waits for a car to come along and after a while one does unfortunately its not quite the help they expected It turns out that the help is The Misfit and his two friends The grandmother recognizes The Misfit when he
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