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Symbolism within A Good Man is Hard To Find and The Lottery And Their Darkness Through out the story A Good Man is Hard to Find By Flannery OConnor and The Lottery By Shirley Jackson there are several examples of both foreshadowing and symbolism of death evil and heaven These messages do not become apparent until the end of the story In this essay I will show certain symbolism that will show how these two stories relate to one another Along with many situational ironies A Good Man is Hard to Find also has a lot of symbolism One example is the authors description of the way the grandmother is dressed He states In the case of an accident anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once she was a lady This foreshadows the end of the story when she is shot and left dead on the side of the road While the family is driving they pass an old family burial ground in that OConnor mentions six graves foreshadowing the death is exemplified her due to the fact that there are six family members in their car Through out the story symbolism is a continuous catalyst After the family wrecks their car the misfits appear on the scene and the car they are driving is described as being a big black hearse-like car symbolizing death for example Throughout the story the author mentions the sky quite a few times At the beginning of the trip the children use their imaginations while looking at the clouds in the sky As they proceed the sky becomes clear and when the grandmother is pleading with the misfit for her life the sky is clear and after he shoots her again the author refers to the sky as being clear and the grandmother lying dead face up to the sky with a smile on her face I interpreted the clouds as symbolic of
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