A Good Man Is Hard To Find
In the short story by Flannery O’Connor, she describes some of the worst sins that can possibly be committed by an individual. From greed, lies, and then murder, O’Connor takes us out of our comfort zone and back into reality. In general, it does take a near death experience for most people to snap back into reality. This story is about her beliefs and views in the Christian Faith. With O’Connor battling Lupus for many years, she was also facing death and that is why she was a realistic thinker and writer.
The grandmother being the main character in the story, shows innocence from the beginning to the end. She tries to veer the family into another location to keep them out of harms way. Her innocence shows again when praising the man “Red Sammy” as a good man. The grandmother was a good-hearted southern lady but her action to not speak up when she made the mistake of leading them to there death was an act of selfishness but we are only human and everyone makes mistakes. Then at the end when she and the Misfit are face to face, she has an epiphany and makes contact with him by touching his shoulder. She then tries to still help him see the light, even after he has laid her family to rest. The Misfit rebuttals and shots the grandmother because if he was to welcome Jesus into his life, he would’ve had to let go of his “Misfit” name and leave his grudges behind.
Since the Misfit has already done the time for a crime he never committed, he no longer distinguishes the depth of the crimes he now commits. In the Christian faith, no crime is less harsh than another. He would obtain the same punishment in God’s eyes. When the Misfit refers to his father as a card and says,” He never got in trouble with the Authorities though. Just had the knack of handling them,” the reader would take it as his father not being a great role model or father-figure. In some sense, Bailey was the same way to his children. He never reprimanded his...