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Chris Yoho Dr Bridgford En 12 31701 The Role of The Misfit in A Good Man is Hard to Find In A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery OConnor the reader is introduced to a character that first appears to be confused about life and religion but later comes across as more knowledgeable about religion and his own existentialist philosophies than the other characters portrayed in the story This character named The Misfit represents the world and its nihilistic tendencies He is the true reflection of what our world has really turned into and the thoughts and problems that our society faces In A Good Man is Hard to Find the author Flannery OConnor uses the antagonist the Misfit in order to reveal his views of society through the Misfits interaction with the protagonist the grandmother as well as the questions and problems that all people contemplate but are afraid to actually discuss Flannery OConnors short story A Good Man is Hard to Find begins with a family preparing to take a trip to Florida The family is described as a typical modern family which has all the problems that many such modern families face They have trouble agreeing with each other and with every generation present within the family a different view on life is expressed which causes the family to develop more problems The grandmother wants the family to go to Tennessee despite her familys ignorance of the issues as the family has already been to Florida and there is also an escaped killer who is running rampant in that same area The family ignores the grandmothers request and travels to Florida despite her protests On the way the grandmother tells stories of the past and the way things used to be while the children continue to ignore her While reminiscing about the abandoned plantation that the family passes on the way to their final destination she comments on the
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