Flannery O"Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" displays evil by foreshadowing events that happen in the story. A family that goes on vacation to Florida displays them. The vacation leads them to death at the end. Foreshadowing occur in these examples.
First, the fact that the grandmother warns the family that there is a killer named "The Misfit" loose in Florida, the same place that they plan to go on vacation. The grandmother tries to go to Tennessee to visit family instead. Nobody really pays attention to her except for June Star and John Wesley, the children. "John said, "If you don't want to go to Florida, why dontcha stay at home?" June Star said, "She wouldn't stay home for a million bucks." "She has to go everywhere we go"" (O"Connor 267). This foreshadows that the family will come across The Misfit later on in the story. This also foreshadows that when the rest of the family is taken into the woods by The Misfit's partners and never returned because they were dead, meant that the Grandmother will die too, because she has to go everywhere that the family goes.
Another example is when the grandmother brings her cat along on the vacation. She knew that her son Bailey, the father of the children wouldn't like that the cat is there. This means that the cat has some importance to the story. It causes the car accident, which eventually gets the whole family killed because the family gets stranded on a road in the middle of nowhere. If the grandmother never would of brought the cat they would never have been put in that situation.
Another example is what the grandmother is wearing. "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" (O"Connor 267). She dressed up for an accident and she didn't even know that she was going to be involved in an accident.