A Good Man Is Hard to Find Questions and Answers
by Flannery O’Connor

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What are the main themes and quotes that are used to help support the story?

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"A Good Man is Hard to Find" is ultimately about grace. Flannery O'Connor was a staunch Catholic, and the theme of unearned grace is a running idea throughout her work. Her characters are often grotesque figures who seem beyond redemption.

The grandmother and the Misfit are perfect examples of this type. The grandmother is a snob who values appearances above depth: "In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady." This is perhaps the quote most indicative of her attitude at the start. The Misfit is a man who channels his...

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