January 20, 2013
Short Story Sunday- Week 3
One of the things I wanted to get back to this year was short stories. Therefore, I created Short Story Sunday, where I will read and review a short story once a week.
#3 A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Conner
The story was about a family- a man and a wife, their three children, and a grandmother- who went on a trip to Florida. The grandmother did not want to go to Florida, she wanted to go to Tennessee because in Florida there was a man who had escaped from prison called The Misfit. But they went to Florida anyway and they ran into the Misfit.
And what happens makes absolutely no sense at all to me.
I don't understand the point of the story. I saw someone say about it that, "the serial killer was terrifying, all the more so for his politeness, and after a reader is likely to reexamine their entire existence." I have no idea why. Maybe someone can explain it to me?