Flannery O'connor

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B+ paper Between the two stories " A Good Man Is Hard To Find" and " Everything That Rises Must Converge" written by Flannery O'Connor. The choice was difficult but I decided that I liked "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" better then " Everything That Rises Must Converge". A few reasons why I liked "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" is the way the charcter of the grandmother is bossy and thinks that she knows everything that there is to know. I could relate to the family and the way that they ignored her suggestions and ideas because she came off in such an almost snotty way. Also the way the her grandchildren talked back to her disrespectfully and the parents did nothing about it.

My younger cousins treat my grandparents the same way and get away with it. My brothers and older cousins and I would have not even dreamed about acting that way to our grandparents.

One of the reasons that I did not like the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge" is because there was to much fighting between the mother and son the mother was set in her ways and was not willing to change her views and the son believed in his way and wanted her to believe in his way. They should have just let each other believe in what they wanted to and let the mother find out the hard way. I thought it was a good story but compared to "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" I thought it was pretty boring. I thought it was pretty ironic that the family never listened to the grandmother before and the first time that they do it ends up coasting them...