Regarding "A Good Man is Hard to Find," is the author successful in communicating her intended message?

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In her many Southern Gothic stories, Flannery O'Connor satirizes contemporary man who is the grotesque since his efforts are toward escaping his own salvation.  This rejection of God is evidenced in the character of the Misfit, certainly, but it is also in the heart of the grandmother. Thus, O'Connor's theme of perversity, as Mark Edelstein calls it, is at the heart of her short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find."

As the main character, the Grandmother exhibits several "perverse" behaviors, which O'Connor satirizes:

  • She is selfish, bringing her cat...

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