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In Grandmother We Trust She would have been a good woman The misfit said if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life OConnor 140 The story A good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery OConnor involves characters that posses many traits of Christianity and sin The grandmother only posses characteristics of sin The grandmother is selfishly manipulative racist and deceitful These traits possessed by the grandmother inevitably bring her and her whole family to their fate The grandmother is selfishly manipulative in many different circumstances The first circumstance is when the grandmother doesnt want to go to Florida The grandmother tries to manipulate Bailey to visit east Tennessee by stating Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people Just you read it I wouldnt take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it I couldnt answer to my conscience if I did OConnor1-5 The second circumstance is when she uses her two grandchildren to manipulate Bailey into visiting an old house Knowing the grandchildren couldnt resist she states LaRue 2 There was a secret panel in this house And the story went that all the families silver was hidden in it when Sherman came through but it was never found OConnor45-50 The final circumstance is when she selfishly tries to manipulate The Misfit to spare her life The grandmother states I know youre a good man You dont look a bit like you have common blood I know you must have come from nice people OConnor 91-93 The grandmothers selfish manipulating acts throughout the story was nothing but a deadly sin The grandmother displays a main characteristic of racism The grandmother exposes the children to the racial slur of nigger when referring to an African American child The grandmother
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