“A Good Man Is Hard To Find”
During the mid 1900’s, religious practices, family values and the wrong doing in society are no different from today’s practices. Flannery O’Connor the author of “A Good Man is Hard To Find”, expresses her beliefs, family up bringings, and spiritually behaviors in to place. F. O’Connor stories are bases on the southern gothic tradition. “The southern gothic movement in literature brings the atmosphere and sensibilities of the gothic, a genre organization in the late century England to the American South. As early gothic writer used the genre in part to writers criticized what they say as moral blindness to medieval era, so southern gothic writers deal with their own past through gothic tropes.” (Wise geek: http://www.wisegreek.com/what-is-the-southern-gothic-movement-in-literature.htm. January 15, 2009).
In “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” O’Connor, southern gothic ways arises. Characters in her stories have grotesque behaviors, moral standards, and gothic ways. She places the characters in southern settings that illuminate the character actions and behaviors. O’Connor uses the gothic way of violence to be treated as a source of implicated humor and moral understanding. The author (Flannery O’Connor) uses her religious beliefs in her stories. “Through the South served as the setting for O’Connor’s fictions, Roman Catholicism allow her to transcend to confines the regionalism to make a universal statement.”(DiYanni, R. 2007. Literature: Reading Fictions, poetry and Drama. New York: McGraw Hill. “Flannery O’Connor in Context”; pp 185).
In the story “A Good Man Is Hard To Find, O’Connor focuses on mainly on two characters; the grandmother and the Misfit. Each character brings understanding of one’s spiritual well being. O’Connor was able to impart her southern gothic ways into each character, which brought life into the story. The beginning of the story, my reactions to grandmother was that she was one who did now...