Part, at least, must be attributed to her fine ear for natural dialogue and to her ability to sketch a character with a few deft strokes. He stands on the other side of the family. The entire section is 1, words. The man with glasses instructs one of his men, Hiram, to see if the car will run.
The only time he should be disturbing to us is when he is held up as a whole man. How does genuine goodness square with the way human beings actually are—with their pettiness, their selfishness, their annoying little quirks and vanities?
About this I can only say that there are perhaps other ways than my own in which this story could be read, but none other by which it could have been written. In most English classes the short story has become a kind of literary specimen to be dissected.
The Grandmother thinks nostalgically back to the days without paved roads. They mock their home state and disrespect their elders. A hearse is a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a funeral, and here it clearly represents death entering the story in a very real way.
The family argues constantly: John Wesley and June Star, excited by the idea of the hidden panel, say eagerly that they want to see it. Nobody realizes what this is. The driver looks down and watches for several minutes, then mutters something to the other two men in the car and they all get out.
Even after the Misfit identifies himself, the Grandmother insists that he would not shoot an old woman. The man correcting her signifies the first small instance of the harsh truth cutting into her narrow world. Having a good upbringing, or good blood?
The Grandmother hopes that she is injured so that Bailey will not be so angry with her. Like The Grandmother, Red Sam is clearly a hypocrite: In the majority of her stories, the reader is left with the impression that each character — even if one omits the religious aspect of the story — receives exactly what he deserves.
Active Themes The Misfit keeps talking about his parents, explaining that his father had a bit of an edge, but never got in trouble with the authorities. She has a valise and is hiding a basket with their cat, Pitty Sing, in it.All Subjects. About O'Connor's Short Stories; Summary and Analysis "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" "The Life You Save May Be Your.
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