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In A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery OConnor one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story However if one re-reads the story as second time one will see definite signs of foreshadowing of the ending In the course of this story OConnor uses strong imagery to foreshadow the people and the events in this story There are three significant times she uses this technique They are the description of the grandmothers dress the death of the family and the conversation between the Misfit and the grandmother The grandmother did not want to go to Florida she ironically dresses in her Sunday best She was dressed very nicely with A navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet 11 A strong foreshadowing imagery can be seen in these lines Knowing the ending of the story the grandmothers elaborate dress symbolizes a preparation for her coffin When a person dies they are usually dressed in their best outfit just like the grandmother was dressed in what seemed to be in her Sunday best A stronger foreshadowing is when OConnor states the reason for the grandmothers beautiful dress In case of an accident anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady 11 She herself predicts her own death Unfortunately she does not know this yet Not only does OConnor foreshadow the grandmothers death she foreshadows the deaths of the rest of the family The foreshadowing of the familys death is very evident when they passed by a cotton field with five or six graves fenced in the middle of it like a small island 12 It is not an accident that the numbers of graves five or six matches the exact number of
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