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

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Who is a protagonist in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"?

The protagonist of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is the unnamed grandmother. The grandmother undergoes a significant transformation over the course of the story, transitioning from a self-absorbed, proud woman to one who can extend love and acceptance to the Misfit at the end. 

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In Flannery O'Connor's celebrated short story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," the unnamed grandmother is considered the protagonist and is the central figure of the story. The grandmother is the focus of the narrative, and O'Connor explores her dramatic transformation when she experiences an epiphany at the end of the story. Bailey's mother is depicted as a self-absorbed, manipulative woman who is rather superficial and judgmental. She lies several times and subscribes to the...

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