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Flannery O'connor

            The American writer Flannery O"Connor is best known for her religious aspect in her fiction. O"Connor's religious style writing is not too common in literature; this is what makes O"Connor different and well known. O"Connor's short stories demonstrate the religious beliefs of the characters, as there lives change. Characteristics and style remain constant throughout her stories as well. Her humor and crazy, grotesque characters and situations are typical in her stories. The stories seem to contain a deep, complex world of moral and religious mystery that is brought to life. .
             In Flannery O"Connor short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find," she creates a struggle between two characters, the grandmother and the Misfit, which she displays by their different religious beliefs. Throughout this story the reader can clearly see the religious beliefs revealing itself in the two main characters, the Misfit and the grandmother. The characters in the "A Good Man is Hard to Find," the characters seem real. In this short story, O"Connor characters are just vessels for her ideas. Another thing is that O"Connor uses her Characters personality to create action in all of his short stories, especially this story. By the Misfit remarks, he basically describe is own personality. For example, "I call myself the Misfit, because I can't make what all I done wrong fit what all I gone through in punishment". Basically, the Misfit's has a negative attitude towards God and any belief related to that. The grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" is superficial and feels strongly about her religious beliefs. She develops a firm ground in believing everyone is just as a good a person as her from the help of God. For example, when she is held at gun point by the Misfit, she says, "You wouldn't shoot a lady, would you I know you"re a good man. You don't look a bit like you have common blood. I know you must come from nice people".

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