A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Irony, Characters, And Foreshadowing



Flannery O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” is about a family taking a trip to Florida that all get killed by an escaped convict, how calls himself the Misfit, and two of his friends. In this story the reader may assume some of the men in the story is the man the title refers to, but as the story unfolds, and the family continues on their journey, every man on the story displays a considerable fault. With Regard’s to Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” this essay will analyze the narrator’s Irony, main characters, foreshadowing, and some symbolism.
There are several ironies dispersed in O’Conners short story. At the beginning, the grandmother is ...

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against on to the burners, turn them on and suffocate himself. The cat, is in fact, the perpetrator that causes the accident and near the end of the story when the family meets with foul play, the cat is the only survivor. Irony again is presented when they are driving. The grandmother cautions Bailey about his driving and it so happens they have an accident. As soon as the grandmother talks Bailey into taking a turn to see the farmhouse, Bailey makes the statement, “This is the only time we are going to stop for anything like this” (A Good Man is Hark to Find pg. 359). The irony here is Bailey did not know how final that statement would turn out to be.
Near the beginning of their trip, the family stops at a restaurant. The owner tells how some men stopped by a short time ago and follows this up with saying, “These boys looked all right to me” (A Good Man is Hard to Find pg. 357). Then at the end of the story the grandmother pleads with the misfit that he is a good man. The owner ...

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other hand has to drive the entire trip and listen and put up with all of this. He’s has two brat children screaming in his ear about the farmhouse and the hidden silver there grandmother lied to them about. Bailey’s mother constantly warning him on the way he drives and also adding how badly she would like to see this farmhouse also.
Now the Misfit is a man that was put into prison for killing his own father. Now, he does not remember or want to believe what he did. He tells the grandmother no matter what anyone does they will forget what it is they have done and eventually be punished for it. Even though the Misfit can execute an entire family there is a small amount of emotion ...

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