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The different cultural practices are slowly fading away as people continue to adopt cross-cultural adaptability. This has also led to the slow disappearance of the geographical boundaries and people are coming together to form one global unit.
For the structure and experience of the families in America, the 20th century was a period of significant change and evolution. By the 21st century, the old ideas of the patriarchal family structure where the father is viewed as the head of the family broke down. People started practicing family planning due to the harsh economic conditions. After few generations, the birthrate decreased and family units became smaller. This was a result of decrease in the number of families living together. By the 21st century, the rights of women and children slowly became acceptable (Coontz, 79).
In the story by O’Connor, family roles take center stage. The size of individual families has been reducing and the demographic shift in composition has changed the structure and look of American families. In 1900, families with seven or more people were common. The average household size in the U.S has decreased tremendously in the 20th century (Haines, 419-420). The single parenthood that is characteristic of the current American families is eminent in the story, since Bailey is the only child in his family and was raised by grandmother. The current American families are experiencing a rise in single-parenthood households. For the majority of the populations, the extended families are progressively reducing (Klein, 27). The readers view of the family is one that illustrates the disrespect and dissension that characterizes the current American familys relationships with one another.
The story commences with Bailey’s mother trying to persuade him not to take family on a road trip to Florida. She shows him a newspaper article that is has a serial killer by the name of
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A disconnected family of obnoxious and ungrateful adults with their wild and uncontrollable children on their way to Florida for a vacation is depicted in Flannery O’Connor’s short fiction “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” On their route they encounter an accident and met a dangerous felon who eventually brings them to their death.
On the other hand, Flannery O’Connor’s “A good man is hard to find” was published in 1953. The short story portrays the destructive move of the Misfit that turns out fatal to a whole family. Even though both texts deal with the loss of lives, the proportion and the conditions of the destruction are totally different.
This paper will comprehensively analyze the story. There are several people who exist only for themselves, their selfish existence is of no use to other people and this is one story which explores the selfish existence of the grandmother and how she tries her best to deceive the misfit ultimately failing in her endeavor and getting shot three times in the chest.
A number of readers may think it is a contemptuous story,adamant in the manner in which it brings out human manipulation and pettiness.Other people see it as a horror story,while other people see it as an uplifting representation of the puzzling methods God uses to work through human beings above their own desires.
Flannery O’ Conner (1925-1964), had a Catholic family background that served as the inspiration of her writings that greatly reflect her faith in Roman Catholicism (Shmoop). According to her “The stories are hard but they are hard because there is nothing harder or less sentimental than Christian realism" (The Habits of Being).
A Good Man Is Hard To Find Name: Institution: A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND Flannery O’Connor, in her book A Good Man is Hard to Find, centers her story on a normal Georgian family, where the role of motherhood and family are important themes of their everyday life.
It appears cold marred by stark absurdism and most of her short stories proceed to a routine ending of repulsive deaths, cruel fatalities, and emotional devastation for many characters. It is open-ended where the
My essay seeks to point out how the writer has used imagery to foreshadow the events in the story.
Just at the beginning of the story the protagonist, grandmother, argues with her son, Bailey not to take them for a trip in Florida since there is an escaped murderer