Everyday Use Compare and Constrast Essay

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Everyday Use


ENG 102
Ms. Campbell

A Lady in Disguise

In Flannery O'Connor's short story, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," the character of the
Grandmother is a woman who believes she is a lady of high values and morals. O'Connor
depicts the grandmother as a selfish and deceptive hypocrit, who stops at nothing to get
her way. The Grandmother demonstrates numerous acts of deception, which shows she has no
consideration for any of her family members. The selfishness is so much a part of the
Grandmother that she wears the selfishness like a coat is needed in zero degree weather.

Bandy also quoted in the essay, "In our first view of the Grandmother, we witness a
chilling demonstration of her selfishness." It is very obvious the Grandmother is
concerned with her gaining and nobody else's and it appears she finds nothing to wrong
with the idea. When the family encounters the Misfit and the Grandmother recognizes him as
the Misfit, she quickly asked him, "you wouldn't shoot a lady, would you?" She shows no
concern about the rest of the family and continues to plead with the Misfit for her life
only. The Grandmother exaggerated a lot, for example she told the Misfit, "we turned over
twice," when they actually turned over once. Perhaps, this was another way of deception to
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