A Good Man is Hard to Find

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Bobby Lee Character Analysis

Bobby Lee is one of the Misfit’s two henchmen. He is described as fat and, to June Star, looking like a pig. He follows the Misfit’s orders and helps execute members of the family in the forest. At the story’s end, after the Misfit has killed the Grandmother, Bobby Lee exclaims, “Some fun!” and the Misfit chastises him for taking pleasure in the killings.
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Bobby Lee Character Timeline in A Good Man is Hard to Find

The timeline below shows where the character Bobby Lee appears in A Good Man is Hard to Find. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...my mother and my daddy’s heart was pure gold.” The Misfit tells the fat man, Bobby Lee , to keep an eye on the children. The Misfit comments on the nice weather,... (full context)
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The Misfit instructs Hiram and Bobby Lee to take Bailey and John Wesley over to the woods, telling Bailey that his men... (full context)
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...he pray. “I don’t want no hep,” he says, “I’m doing all right by myself.” Bobby Lee and Hiram arrive back from the woods, one of them carrying the shirt that Bailey... (full context)
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Bobby Lee and Hiram return from the woods and look down at the Grandmother’s body in the... (full context)