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A Good Man is Hard to Findby Flannery OConnor What happens to the grandmother in the story The grandmother is at a very different point from the beginning of the story A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery OConnor than at the end not just in terms of her physical presence but her mentality too In the beginning the reader is clued into the grandmothers shallow thoughts of death The way the grandmother worries about if she dies and how people will perceive what she was wearing and then decide based on this if she was a lady epitomizes her personality of being superficial and apprehensive Later on in the story the grandmothers readiness for death isnt quite apparent This is shown with her behavior with the misfit she shows herself to be the least prepared for death The grandmother is emotionally dependent has a desperate need to be able to talk to someone and thrives for attention Through the course of the story her dependence on these things is tested which forces her to change how she would normally act The confrontation between the misfit and the grandmother is when this occurs In the beginning of the story the grandmother relies on her family in order to feel balanced and happy in life When shes left alone with the misfit she becomes helpless and lonely The conversation between the misfit and the grandmother depicts what has actually happened to the grandmother and the difference of where she stands at the end compared to the beginning of the story The misfit gets her to the point where she can see and accept the action of grace in her own life and extend it to another the misfit changes her by getting her to the place where she can be a good woman By doing this the grandmother also changes the misfit by making him in a
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