Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on A Good Man is Hard to Find and The Life You Save May Be Your Own written by Flannery OConnor. It needs to be at least 1750 words.
Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on A Good Man is Hard to Find and The Life You Save May Be Your Own written by Flannery OConnor. It needs to be at least 1750 words. Finally, the reader is left to question many of the actions of some of the characters, as they act in an unpredictable and difficult to interpret manner when faced with choices about how to live their lives. These stories are significant because of the questions that they persuade the reader into answering about the morality of the characters and of themselves.
A major similarity in these two stories can be found in the characterization of both the Grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and Mr. Shiftlet in “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”. The Grandmother is portrayed as a woman who claims to be a devoted Christian, but her actions often do not meet up with the ideologies that she claims to represent. She is a selfish woman who wishes to get her own way at any cost. She tries to use her faith to persuade the family to choose her vacation destination, even though everyone else wanted to go somewhere else. She also decides to bring the family cat along on the journey, without consulting anyone else. This ultimately leads to a car accident, which leads to the murders of the other family members. Also, even as her family was being murdered, the Grandmother appears to be more concerned with her own safety, pleading for ‘The Misfit’ to spare her life and many will be “appalled by a calculating opportunist who is capable of embracing her family’s murderer, to save her own skin“ (Bandy 2). In the end, she attempts to touch her killer, possibly as a last-ditch effort at saving her own life, but also possibly as a symbol of finally reaching personal enlightenment, just moments before her death, as “critics like to interpret the moment that the grandmother reaches out her hand towards ‘The Misfit’ as a moment of grace, and thus conclude that this gesture will become an epiphany that leads The Misfit upward to God’s grace. .