Good Country People

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In Flannery O’Connor’s short stories A Good Man is Hard to Find, Good Country people and Everything that Rises Must Converge, there is something common in each of their stores. The similarities all the stories share is character personalities, karma, and theme. Firstly, the stories is shared a similarity in character personalities. All three stories have characters who are self-absorbed, delusional and selfish. For example, in “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, The grandmother believed The Misfit was a good person at first so she could save herself, she didn’t really care about anyone else but herself. She didn’t care about her family once while they were getting killed, instead she tries to save her own skin such as questioning The Misfit if he’d…show more content…
In “Good Country people”, Mrs, Hopewell gets her leg stolen from a bible salesman and it sort of was like karma for being such a selfish and self-absorbed person. The ending shows how karma really got her, because she always wanted sympathy from people for her wooden leg and wanting attention how she has a “Ph.D.” but in the end she get treated like any other human and gets robbed. In “Everything that Rises Must Converge”, Julian’s mother gets punched in the face for giving another woman’s black son a penny. Julian’s mother didn’t want to go in a bus due to the buses being segregated and she felt like she was going to get robbed but in reality she was just being racist which karma really dealt with it in a brutal way. Even her own son believes thinks she got what was coming to her, “I hope this teaches you a lesson (pg. 457)”. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the grandmother and her family get murdered for recognizing The Misfit. Before the ending, the grandmother makes the family take another route in which they run into The Misfit. Because of her delusion, she ends up meeting The Misfit which was ironic. Although the karma in this story is brutal, the author displays it in each story the same
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