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February 1, 2007

A Good Man is Easy to Kill

O'Connor, ''A Good Man is Hard to Find'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Listen," the grandmother almost screamed, "I know you're a good man. You don't look like you have a bit of common blood. I know you must come from good people." p. 15

The willingness for the grandmother to try to find the good in this man who she has just realized is an escaped criminal is incredible. This is what is interesting in O'Connor she always seems to make you know and understand the people you are supposed to hate. The grandmother realizes that they most likely won't live but yet she is trying to get to know the Misfit. Yet the Misfit and his accomplice's still go on to kill a family of basically good people. It is pretty easy to see that this family did not deserve to meet the end that they do.

Posted by SeanRunt at February 1, 2007 3:27 PM


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