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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Listen lady," he said in a high voice, "if I had of been there I would of known and I wouldn't be like I am now. Here it really does sound as if The Misfit does want help — he wishes he'd "been there" with Jesus. In other words, he wishes he had real faith, because he doesn't want to be the way he is. That said, the question is whether The Misfit, as he says this, actually has the beginnings of faith, or whether this is just a wish.

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They never have been to East Tennessee. She has to go everywhere we go. Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet. In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady.

Tennessee has the mountains and Georgia has the hills. The grandmother said she would have done well to marry Mr. Teagarden because he was a gentleman and had bought Coca-Cola stock when it first came out and that he had died only a few years ago, a very wealthy man.

I remembered the day you could go off and leave your screen door unlatched. Not no more. The thought was so embarrassing that she turned red in the face and her eyes dilated and her feet jumped up, upsetting her valise in the corner. The car continued to come on slowly, disappeared around a bend and appeared again, moving even slower, on the top of the hill they had gone over. It was a big black battered hearse-like automobile.

His face was as familiar to her as if she had known him all her life but she could not recall who he was. I know you must come from nice people! His eyes were as blue and intense as the parrots in his shirt and he remained perfectly still. My daddy said I was a different breed from my brothers and sisters. Been in the arm service, both land and sea, at home and abroad, been twict married, been an undertaker, been with the railroads, plowed Mother Earth, been in a tornado, seen a man burnt alive oncet.

I even seen a woman flogged. I was buried alive. My daddy died in nineteen ought nineteen of the epidemic flu and I never had a thing to do with it. No pleasure but meanness. The Misfit sprang back as if a snake had bitten him and shot her three times through the chest. A Good Man is Hard to Find. Plot Summary. LitCharts Teacher Editions. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts.

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LitCharts makes it easy to find quotes by character and theme. We assign a color and icon like this one. Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Farrar, Strauss and Giroux edition of A Good Man is Hard to Find published in Related Themes: Violence and Grace.

Page Number and Citation : Cite this Quote. Explanation and Analysis:. Related Characters: The Grandmother. Related Themes: Goodness. Related Characters: The Grandmother speaker. Related Characters: Red Sam Butts speaker. Related Themes: Punishment and Forgiveness. Related Characters: The Grandmother , Bailey. Related Characters: The Misfit.

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They never have been to East Tennessee. She has to go everywhere we go. Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet. In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady.

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Foster's critical reading techniques. After reading the story once, I went back and reread it again, pulling out interesting quotes which seemed to have a deeper meaning to me I summarized some of my thoughts on them below, but first, time for a general response. I feel that O'Connor's story fits well with her statement about the South being "Christ-haunted. First off, it is pretty obvious to me that the "silver-white sunlight" is supposed to be imagery the reader associates with Heaven. Beyond that, I feel there are two possible meanings to it as a whole, depending upon how you interpret the meaning of the word "meanest": either they are being portrayed as cruel, or they are being portrayed as average. In the first case, the trees could almost be approximated with the Misfit in the role of Jesus More on that later. In the second case, the trees could be representative of Bailey's family More on that later, too.

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What is the ironic significance of the title of "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor? eNotes educator 4 educator answers; What is one of the conflicts.

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Comments: 4
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  3. Gojar

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  4. Zolorn

    Should you tell it — a lie.

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