In A Good Man Is Hard To Find Manipulation Essay

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People frequently and freely pass judgements on each other. “In a Good Man is Hard to Find”, Flannary O'connor characterizes the grandma as manipulative, hypercritical and selfish to show that ignorance can bring about our downfall. Throughout the story, the Grandmother uses manipulation. “The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind.” This quote is given to the reader in the first line. Indicating that the grandmother is very set on what she wants and is determined to do it, no matter who she damages along the way. Her only son, Bailey, even seems to realize her suggestive ulterior motive. She sobs about how “she couldn't answer to her conscience if she took her children in a direction where there was a convict on the loose.” Also notice that she never does this directly or computationally, she's always subtle and lying. Her intentions were to guilt Bailey about taking his kids to Florida, therefore she could get her way. The grandmother is a very sneaky manipulator and knows how to tweak and twist her…show more content…
The Grandmother is a very old, southern white woman. The way she dresses and the way she presents herself and speaks as a lady. “The old lady settled herself comfortably, removing her white cotton gloves and putting them up with her purse on the shelf in front of the back window.” The grandmother may dress feminine and present herself nice but this does not prove that she acts as so. The grandmother talks to her grandchildren telling them that they should be good people by listening and showing respect while her herself can barely do this. As a grandmother, as their role model, she should be leading by example. Yet, instead she is a contradictory woman who portrays herself in a whole different

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