Existence of Irony in a Good Man is Hard to FindPaper Rating: Word Count: 759 Approx Pages: 3
The existence of Irony in "A Good Man is Hard to Find
Irony is a used in stories to contradict statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true. In Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find , the author uses irony as a main function to tell the story. The Grandmother in the story is the main character in which the author uses irony. The title in itself, grandmothers imperativeness to bring her cat and her insistence on not going to Florida, all illustrate the authors use of irony in the story.
The title of the story , A Good man is hard to find is ironic in itself. A good man in society is not seen as a killer or a man in prison. The Misfit is not what society would call a good man . He has escaped from prison and has killed his own father. The grandmother speaks of him being a good man many times. " I know you're a good man .. I know you must come from nice people (grandmother 391). At the beginning of the story the grandmother speaks of the misfit as a criminal whom she would never bring her gra