A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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The Character Analysis of The grandmother and The Misfit Flannery O'Connor uses all the major methods of characterization in the development of The grandmother and The Misfit in "A Good Man is Hard to Find." The two major characters in Flannery O'Connor's, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" are actually the very opposite of one another. The grandmother is showed to be a selfish self-involved woman who wants her way, a person with little memory, just a basic old woman living with her only son. The Misfit on the other hand is a man who feels he has done no wrong, but has just been in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in the end comes to close to the truth which scares him. From the beginning it introduces the grandmother and right off you see how she wishes they could take a trip to where she used to live, she tries every chance she gets to change the plans for the trip with her only son.

"Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is a loose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida," "I wouldn't take my children in any direction with a criminal like that a loose in it." (DiYanni 185). As they drive and they talk everything she says toward someone else is always a put down, towards the people they see and the people in the car.

She sees a little "Niger" boy and comments "Little Niger's in the country don't have things like we do." As they drove she makes Bailey, her son, take a detour to see an old plantation she visited when she was younger, halfway there she realized the plantation was in Tennessee, and they were in Georgia. (190). She keeps this...