What are two examples of foreshadowing in "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?
When the family stops at Red Sammy’s BBQ place for lunch, Red Sammy and the grandmother talk over their shared values and disdain for contemporary attitudes and mores. Despite the fact that Red Sammy does not seem like a “good man”—he speaks harshly to his wife (and he does so in front of strangers), he keeps a monkey tied to a tree, and he is dirty and unkempt—he has lots of ideas about what makes a good man and what does not. He says to the grandmother, “These days you don’t know who to trust,” and the grandmother replies, “People are certainly not nice like they used to be.” These would seem to foreshadow what happens later with the Misfit and his cronies. One would hope that anyone stopping by a car that’s been in a wreck is doing so to offer help, but this is not the case; the family cannot trust the men who stop, and those men are certainly not good.
In the car, as they are driving, the grandmother asks to stop at a house she once knew, and she entices the...
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