In "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", why does The Misfit say that the grandmother would have been a good woman if there had been someone to shoot her every minute of her life?
The Misfit recognizes the grandmother's failings quickly. He sees that she relates to the world rather indirectly, engaged in fantasy and looking at things at she thinks they should be instead of as they actually are.
We see this tendency in the grandmother's treatment of her son, in her semi-constant monologue of nostalgia, complaint and comparison.
The effect of this tendency is to distance the grandmother from people. She is not entirely present with her family and she is also clearly not compassionate or sympathetic toward them. The emotional distance...
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