A Good Man Is Hard to Find Essay | Antagonists in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

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Antagonists in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

Summary: In the short stories "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Conner and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates, the anagonists are both mentally unstable and murderers, but their motivations are different.

In the short stories "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Conner and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates, the antagonists are The Misfit and Arnold Friend respectively. Both are mentally unstable and murderers, but that is where the similarities end. The protagonists of the stories are Grandma and Connie respectively. Both seem to be dissimilar at first but as the stories progress more similarities than differences become apparent to the reader.

In "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" The Misfit is uneducated and was raised in the backwoods. He got into a lot of mischief when he was young as indicated by his father's comments. On page 439 paragraph 100 his father said he was a "different breed of dog from the others." You...

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