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

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What is the meaning of the Misfit’s comment that the grandma “would have been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life”?

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Towards the end of the story, just before she's shot by The Misfit, the grandmother experiences a moment of grace (a recurring theme in the work of Flannery O'Connor ). She recognizes that The Misfit is a human being, like one of her own children. Prior to this moment, she's lived a life marred by moral hypocrisy and a chronically judgmental attitude towards others, including her family. But now she shows true...

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