The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor - "A Good Man is Hard to Find" Summary & Analysis

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"A Good Man is Hard to Find" Summary

A neat, well-organized grandmother is finishing preparations to take a car trip with her only son, Bailey, and his family, with whom she lives. She doesn't want to drive to Florida via Georgia because a criminal, nicknamed the Misfit, has recently escaped the federal penitentiary near their location and she is afraid they might encounter him. Bailey and his wife, who is feeding their baby strained apricots, continue getting ready to leave. The grandmother suggests Tennessee instead of Florida, and the eight-year-old, John Wesley, asks why she doesn't stay home if she doesn't want to go. The little girl, June Star, remarks that the grandmother wouldn't stay home for any reason.

The next morning, the grandmother is ready early, wearing white gloves and a hat that matches her dress...

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