`One of My Babies': The misfit and the grandmother

Bandy, Stephen C.
January 1996
Studies in Short Fiction;Winter96, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p107
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Studies the two main characters in Flannery O'Connor's book `A Good Man Is Hard to Find.' Story's emphasis on the basic concerns of Christian belief; Significance of the Misfit's directing of the execution of the Grandmother's entire family; Criticism on the story's sentimental view of the Grandmother; Explanation for the Grandmother's act of selfishness in the story's conclusion.


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