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

This paper discusses Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, with emphasis on the use of “the machine” as metaphor and allegory.

The grandmother is also very self-centered and vain. She only cares about herself and the way people perceive her. For instance for the car ride, everyone wore comfortable casual clothes while the grandmother dressed in her Sunday best; that consisted of a navy blue dress with her collars trimmed in white lace and a huge hat filled with violets topped off with a pair of white cotton gloves. In case of an accident, she wanted to make sure that she would be quickly identified as a lady if was sprawled out on the highway.