A Good Man Is Hard To Find Literary Analysis Essay

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Zoila Gonzalez Mr. Ried Creative Writing 30 Sept. 2015 Different Worlds In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” she creates a masterful portrait of a self and worlds through language. This story is meant to be interpreted as a parable, whereby. No problem recognizing her use of shocking, violent, or despairing themes. It may not be as easy, however, to completely accept or understand her style. O’Connor paradoxically uses symbolism and literary styles that are grotesque and brutal to illustrate the themes of two different worlds, the good and evil.. violence is strangely capable of returning my characters to reality and preparing them to accept their moment of grace. O’Connor made skillful use of symbolism…show more content…
For example, O’Connor writes that, “there were two more pistol reports and the grandmother raised her head like a parched old turkey crying for water” (O’Connor). In this time the grandmother is the only one left alive in the family, implying that the reader should feel sympathetic and remorseful, instead it utilizes humor. She seems more concerned on exposing the worst characteristics of her fictional characters, to make the readers deride them or make a mockery of them. However, she is very funny in a grotesque way. Another prime example of O’Connor cynical tone is when she describes the grandmother as manipulative, in a sense, that the definition of a "good man" is referring to her belief of what characteristics a "good man" possesses. From the beginning, the indication that the grandmother is determined to get what she wants and will do whatever she can to do so. O’Connor suggests that anything the grandmother says has an alternative motive, she explains how “the grandmother did not want to go to Florida, she wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee” (O’Connor). The grandmother is far from an exemplary matriarch, seeming to find room for selfishness in every word or

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