Thursday, February 7, 2019
Polite Society Gone with the Wind in A Good Man is Hard to Find :: A Good Man is Hard to Find
Polite Society G wiz with the Wind in A Good troops is Hard to Find   A Good Man is Hard to Find is consistent with Mary Flannery OConnors view that contemporary confederation was drastically changing for the worse. OConnors obvious displeasure with society at the period has often been attri yeted to her Catholic religion, her studies in the social science field, and the fact that the noteworthy lifestyles of the elite southern black-and-blues were Gone with the Wind. Evidence of societys demise is woven into the story, and presented with an interesting generation gap.   The gran is representative of godliness and Christianity which OConnor apparently believed to be more prevalent in the glamorous Old South The doddery woman settled herself comfortably, removing her white cotton gloves and putting them up with her travelling bag on the shelf in front of the back window. The childrens mother mollify had on slacks and still had her head tied up in a green kerchief but the granny had on a naval forces blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy blue dress with a small white dot in the print. Her collar 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 last at once she was a lady. (2148) The parents pay little attention to the grandmother and when they do, they are often quite rude. The unruly children are representative of the dislocation of respect, and discipline, and are consequently a forecast of future generations. The Misfit represents evil. At one point the Misfit likens himself to Christ, in that they both were punished for crimes they did not commit. Christ accept death for the sins of all people, however, and not only did the Misfit not do that, but he also killed other innocent people.   Near the end of the ordeal, the grandmother recognizes t he shirt the Misfit has put on as her sons shirt.