She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind.
Unable to convince them that the trip to Tennessee will be novel and broadening for the children, the grandmother offers as a final argument a newspaper article that states that a psychopathic killer who calls himself The Misfit is heading toward Florida.
The grandmother settles herself in the car ahead of the others so that her son will not know that she has brought along her cat, Pitty Sing, hidden in a basket under her seat.
As the trip proceeds, she chatters away, pointing out interesting details of scenery, admonishing her son not to drive too fast, telling stories to the children.
Throughout the drive, the children squabble, the baby cries, the father grows irritable. In short, the trip is both awful and ordinary, filled with the trivia, boredom, and petty rancors of daily life, from which the family cannot escape, even on vacation.
Suddenly, she remembers that the plantation is not in Georgia but in Tennessee. Three men step out, one of whom the grandmother instantly identifies as The Misfit.
The grandmother, realizing that he intends to kill them, tries to talk him out of it by appealing to his chivalry, urging him not to shoot a lady.
She urges him to pray to Jesus for help and forgiveness. Finally she tries to bribe him with money. All these tactics fail. As she talks with him, he has his henchmen take the other members of the family to the woods and shoot them.
He thrown everything off balance. No pleasure but meanness. Her head clears for an instant, in which she sees the murderer as thin, frail, and pathetic. He recoils in revulsion and shoots her.A Good Man Is Hard to Find by: Flannery O’Connor "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is a short story by Flannery O’Connor that was first published in A Good Man is Hard to Find.
by Flannery O'Connor. From:Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works the Library of America Flannery O'Connor A Good Man Is Hard to Find (c), p THE GRANDMOTHER didn't want to go to Florida.
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