Two new announcements:

1. When you comment on this story, please don’t forget to reference examples from the text. Direct quotations to support your argument, at least once, please.

2. Did I say rough drafts are due this Friday? Let’s change that to Monday and make them less rough, eh?


Apologies for not getting this post up sooner. I forgot to hit “publish” yesterday afternoon. Woops! Please read “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, and think about plot, narration, foreshadowing, setting, and how all of those things contribute to the overall effect of this piece. I pulled these questions from this study guide I found online that you might enjoy looking through.

Respond in the comments by answering one of these questions. Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to back up your claims and write a good healthy paragraph on it. I’d like these responses to be excellent since this is likely the last published story we’ll read as a class.  Try to get these up by Wednesday before class, Friday at the latest, and make sure that you have read the story by wednesday and are ready to discuss it.

1. If the old woman had kept her mouth shut, not revealing that she recognized The Misfit, would Bailey, his mother, his wife, and the children be alive at the end of the story? Or did The Misfit intend to kill all the family members when he pulled up alongside their wrecked car? Keep in mind that he and his companions exited their car with guns.
2. Does The Misfit’s conversation with Bailey’s mother alter his viewpoints in any way?
3. The Misfit says he kills for pleasure. Does he also kill to get even for what he perceives as society’s unjust treatment of him?
4. Analyze the psyche of Bailey’s mother or The Misfit.