How Flannery O’Connor’s Theology Affects Her Story

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How Flannery O’Connor’s Theology Affects Her Story
What are the characteristics of a good man? What character does Flannery O’Connor choose as a good man and what characteristics did he have? Flannery O’Connor in her book, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, shows that there are good men even if they are difficult to find and in her story the good man is Bailey. The title of the story is borrowed by O’Connor after a song that was popular during this period of time that states, “A good man is hard to find/you always get the other kind/Just when you think that he is your pal/you look for him and find him
foolin
’ ’round” (Nester 125). All of the characters in the story serve a purpose to forecast what is going to happen at the end of the story and...
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