A Good Man is Hard to Find


Flannery O’Connor

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A Good Man is Hard to Find Symbols

The Grandmother’s Hat

The Grandmother, in stark contrast to her family’s more casual dress, wears a fancy hat on their trip, confident that, if she ends up killed in a car accident, she will be found looking…

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The Misfit’s Car

Described as a “big black battered hearse-like automobile,” the Misfit’s car is a clear symbol for death when it enters the family’s story of petty conflicts. A hearse, a type of car that is…

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