I Put a GPS Tracker on My Child, and Im Never Going Back

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 1:32:22 AM

Grandmother's bout with death essays Grandmother’s Bout With Death Why did the Misfit say, "She would have been a good woman, if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life"(O’Connor 363)? The Misfit said this because the good in the grandmother did not show in her until she was facing death. This quote comes from the story "A Good Man is Hard To Find" by Flannery O'Connor. In this story, the grandmother is a round character. Some ways that the grandmother changes are as follows: she becomes honest, she loses her faith in God, and she loses her over-manipulation. One reason that the grandmother is a round character is toward the end of the story she becomes honest. When the story opens, the grandmother is depicted as a dishonest person. For example, when her family starts to leave for Florida the I Put a GPS Tracker on My Child hides her cat so he could come with them. She knew that Bailey did not like "to arrive at a motel with a cat"(352). If I Put a GPS Tracker on My Child had not lied about the cat, the cat would have never jumped on Bailey and caused him to flip the car. At the end of the story, when the Misfit holds a gun to her head, she becomes honest; she tells him "why you're one of my babies,"(362) implying that she is part responsible for him. Another way that the grandmother changes is she loses her faith in God. She kept telling the Misfit to pray and Jesus will help him. When the Misfit says, "Jesus is the only person to ever raise the dead and he shouldn't have done it"(362) she mumbles, "Maybe he did not raise the dead"(362). When she said Jesus did not raise the dead, she denied that God was as awesome as she had once believed. The third way the grandmother changes is she loses her over-manipulative personality. The grandmother wanted everything her way or no way. For example, while they were driving the grandmother tells a story about a house with a secret panel. She says she knows where it is and she visited it as a child. She manipulated Bailey .

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