ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
On A Good Man is Hard to Find:
1) Are any of O’Connor’s characters sympathetic? Is the grandmother sympathetic? The Misfit?
2) Is the story hopeful or cynical? How do you feel at the end?
3) How do you think The Misfit sees the grandmother throughout the story? By the end? How, if at all, does she affect him?
4) Is The Misfit a believable character, and a believable personification of evil? Why or why not?
On Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?:
5) How does “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” handle the traditional elements of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion). Consider especially how plot elements contribute to the overall artistic effect? [Think also about “A Good Man is Hard to Find”]
6) This story was first published in 1966. What still seems typical of fifteen-year-old Connie’s behavior? What seems dated about her?
7) Consider the story’s ending: the suggestion about what will happen to Connie when she leaves the protection of her home are not so subtle. What is your view of her future? What does Connie mean when she says, “‘[p]eople don’t talk like that, you’re crazy’” (1066), and repeats “‘[y]ou’re crazy’” throughout the page (and of course in response to Arnold Friends reference to the bible). What’s your reaction to her response? What does this reveal about Arnold Friend—is he crazy? (Who is to blame? Think of O’ Connor’s Misfit)
Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Writing from scratch
Pages / words: 5 / 1400
Number of sources: 2
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English
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