I killed your mother today, and it doesn't matter much to me

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"She would've been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life." (O'Connor 22)

This was the perfect story for a Misfits reference.

Anyways, I see this quote in a good way. Some people are over-privileged. Some people never had to struggle or worry about anything. Some people have everything handed to them. The children were not disciplined and had no respect. The grandmother was a "lady" in the noble sense of the word, and her elitism came out while she was pleading with The Misfit, saying how he has "good blood" and came from "nice people" and didn't look like he had a bit of "common blood" in him. The children's parents didn't care about much, whether it was grandma mentioning a possibly injured organ or their children's protests or rudeness, except when it affected Bailey. If these people had to struggle, to fear, to worry, maybe they would have been more sensible, more caring, and more humble.

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/EL150/2008/oconnor_a_good_man_is_hard_to.php

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Jeanine O'Neal said:

If she was such a "lady" then why is it her comments about "common blood" sound like a stuck up prude who needs to open her eyes and realize she's not the only person in this world? I agree with what you said about the rest of the family, but I don't think the grandmother was a lady at all. I picked the same quote as you, so if you want to see what I wrote here's the link: http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JeanineONeal/2008/02/jesus_the_misfit.html

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