Answer & Explanation:For your Week Three assignment, you will write a two and a half
page draft (excluding the title and references page) of your Week Five
Literary Analysis. The draft should contain a working thesis (which you
wrote in the Week One assignment), an introduction, at least three body
paragraphs, and a conclusion. Be sure to include some paraphrases and quotations
of the reference material in your Week Two Annotated Bibliography. You
should use your research to help you develop and support the thesis.
Copy and paste the writing prompt you chose to explore
in Week One at the beginning of your draft (this will help your
instructor see if you focused well on the prompt). Restate your working thesis after the copy-and-paste prompt.Develop your working thesis based on the feedback you
have received. Again, the thesis should offer a debatable claim in
response to one of the prompts on the list.Analyze the literary work(s) from the approved list of prompts chosen in Week One that pertained to your selected topic using the Eight Steps to Writing a Literary Analysis resource and include the three key ideas developed in the Week One Proposal.Focus on one or two primary text(s).Include references from at least two secondary sources identified on your Week Two Annotated Bibliography. More sources are not necessarily better.Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt. Reference the List of Literary Techniques.Avoid any use of the first person.Do not summarize the plot.
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1. B ARBARA G ARCIA
CHARACTERS DO WHAT THEY DO BECAUSE OF THEIR VARIOUS MOTIVATIONS AND DESIRES. OFTEN, THEIR
DESIRES CONFLICT WITH THEIR ETHICAL OR MORAL RESPONSIBILITIES.
FOR EXAMPLE, A PERSONAL BELIEF, A
LOVE, A THIRST FOR VENGEANCE, A RESOLVE TO RECTIFY A WRONG, OR SOME OTHER AMBITION MAY CAUSE A
CHARACTER TO CONFLICT WITH A MORAL OBLIGATION.
WRITE ABOUT A LITERARY WORK IN WHICH A
CHARACTER’S MOTIVATIONS/DESIRE CONFLICT WITH HIS/HER ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES.REMEMBER THAT YOU
ARE ANALYZING THE LITERARY TEXT–NOT COMMENTING ON WHETHER OR NOT THE BEHAVIORS ARE ETHICAL OR
“RIGHT” IN YOUR OPINION.INSTEAD, YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON THE MORAL DILEMMA THE CHARACTER
EXPERIENCES AND ANALYZE HOW HE/SHE WRESTLES WITH THIS DILEMMA BEYOND WHAT IS OBVIOUS IN THE
WHAT LITERARY ELEMENTS DRAW OUT THIS CONFLICT?
ONE WILL DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO , IN ORDER TO GET WHAT THEY WANT. HOWEVER IT IS DONE
UNCONSCIOUSLY, THE WORRY OF THE OUTCOME AND WHAT MAY HAPPEN AS A RESULT DO TO THEIR ACTIONS
WHEN ONE WANTS SOMETHING THAT THEY POSSIBLY CAN NOT GET THEY REACT IN A WAY WHICH
ALLOWS THEM TO GET IT.
THEY WANT OR BELIEVE
THE REACTION CAN BE GOOD OR BAD. ONE COULD EITHER WORK HARD FOR WHAT
, CONVINCE SOMEONE TO GET IT OR DO IT FOR THEM, TAKE IT WITHOUT PERMISSION,
EVEN TRY TO DUPLICATE IT; IT ALL COMES WITH A RESULT THOUGH. IN THE LITERARY WORK
“A GOOD MAN IS
HARD TO FIND” THE FAMILY APPEARS AS DYSFUNCTIONAL AND NEVER REALLY WORK TOGETHER. THE CONFLICT
BETWEEN THE GRANDMOTHER AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY IS CENTRAL TO THE TENSION IN THE STORY.
THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE FAMILY IS THE PERSON WHO CARRIES THE BELIEFS WHICH CAUSES CONFLICTS
THROUGHOUT THE STORY.
E NGLISH 125
Your title page should contain
a shortened version of your
title in all capital letters and
the words “Running head:” in
the upper left corner. The
page number should appear
in the upper right corner. In
the center of the page, add
the title of the paper, your
name, course name and
number, instructor’s name,
and the date. For additional
information, please visit the
Ashford Writing Center,
Utilize ‘Writing Resources’,
within the main toolbar, to find
help in this area. [Sonja
DURING THE FAMILY TRIP TO FLORIDA WHICH THE FAMILY TAKES OFTEN THE GRANDMOTHER ATTEMPTS
TO GET THE FAMILY TO GO TO
TENNESSEE RATHER THAN FLORIDA. IN HER ATTEMPT TO GET THE FAMILY TO GO
TENNESSEE RATHER THAN TO FLORIDA, THE GRANDMOTHER USES THE NEWS STORY OF THE ESCAPED
MISFIT, TO TRY TO SCARE BAILEY INTO CHANGING HIS MIND. ALTHOUGH BAILEY DOES NOT
ANSWER HER (THEREBY SHOWING A COMPLETE LACK OF RESPECT FOR HER), THE INCIDENT PROVIDES AN IRONIC
FORESHADOWING TO THE END OF THE STORY.WHEN THE FAMILY LEAVES FOR
GRANDMOTHER SMUGGLES THE FAMILY CAT,
FLORIDA THE NEXT MORNING, THE
PITTY SING, INTO THE CAR WHICH HER SON DID NOT APPROVE OF.
THE GRANDMOTHER FEARED IT WOULD MISS HER TOO MUCH, OR THAT IT WOULD ACCIDENTALLY KILL ITSELF IF
WHEN HER SON BAILEY WHO IS DRIVING CONTINUES TO DISAPPROVE THE TRIP TO TENNESSEE SHE
BEGINS TO WORK TOWARDS GETTING HER WAY.
THE GRANDMOTHER WILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO GET HER WAY
USES THE CURRENT NEWS STORY OF THE ESCAPED MURDERER,
“THE MISFIT,” WHO HAPPENS TO ALSO BE ON HIS
FLORIDA. WHEN THAT DOESN’T CHANGE HER SON’S MIND SHE DECIDES TO ASK FOR DETOURS. ALONG
THE WAY TO FLORIDA THE FAMILY TOOK MANY DETOURS IN ORDER TO SATISFY THE GRANDMOTHER.
WHEN IT WAS
TIME TO KEEP GOING AND STOP THE DETOURS THE GRANDMOTHER DIDN’T APPROVE, SHE STILL WANTED TO GO TO
TENNESSEE. BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T GET HER WAY, SHE LET THE CAT OUT OF THE CAR. THE CAT DOES
SURVIVE; IRONICALLY, HOWEVER, IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CAR ACCIDENT.
SEEKING HELP THE
WHILE STANDING ON THE ROAD
“MISFIT” APPROACHES AND NOT KNOWING IT IT THE “MISFIT” THEY ASK FOR HELP. WHEN
MISFIT IS ABOUT TO KILL EVERYONE, THE FAMILY COULD WORK TOGETHER, BUT THEY STILL DON’T. THE
GRANDMOTHER IS BABBLING ABOUT THE
SAYING HARSH THINGS TO HIS MOTHER.
MISFIT BEING A GOOD MAN AND BAILEY IS EITHER SAYING NOTHING OR
THE GRANDMOTHERS SELFISH ACTIONS LEAD TO THE DEATH OF THE
UNCONSCIOUS OF WHAT CAN POSSIBLY HAPPEN AFTER LETTING THE CAT OUT SHE CAUSED THE
WHOLE FAMILY TO LOSE THEIR LIVES. IF HER PLAN WOULD HAVE WORKED THE WAY SHE PLANNED
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( THEY LOSE
THE CAT AND STAY TO FIND HIM) SHE WOULD’VE GOT HER WAY BUT IT DIDN’T AND THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW
PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO DO ANYTHING IN ORDER TO GET THEIR WAY WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD.
WHAT INTEREST ME ABOUT THE STORY IS HOW MANY GOOD THINGS WERE DONE FOR PEOPLE YET WERE
TAKEN FOR GRANTED OR NOT WHAT IT SEEMED.
THE OVERALL MORAL OF THE STORY “A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO
FIND”, IS THAT YOU CAN’T TRUST THE MORALITY OF OTHER PEOPLE.
SITUATIONS WHERE A GOOD DEED WENT WRONG.
ALONG THE WAY THEY BUMPED INTO MANY
THERE WAS A POINT WHERE THEY STOPPED AT A GAS STATION
AND AFTER FEELING UP ANOTHER’S CAR THEY PULLED OFF WITHOUT PAYING.
AT THE END OF THE STORY WHEN
SEEKING HELP AFTER THE GRANDMOTHERS BAD DECISIONS TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS, SHE LEAVES THE FAMILY IN
A HARD SITUATION SEEKING HELP.
WHEN ONE FINALLY APPROACHES TO HELP, IT ENDS UP BEING A KILLER WHO
LEADS THE FAMILY INTO THE WOODS AND KILLS THE ALL.
THIS INTERESTED ME BECAUSE I TOO TEND TO HELP
PEOPLE AND RECEIVE HELP FROM PEOPLE OCCASIONALLY. IT EVER APPEARED TO ME THAT ONE CAN BE SO
ALTHOUGH THIS IS A FICTION STORY WHEN READING IT THESE ARE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN IN REAL
LIFE AND THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ACT OUT IN THIS MANNER REGARDLESS OF AGE.
WHAT I DISLIKE ABOUT THE STORY IS THE LACK OF RESPECT THROUGHOUT THE FAMILY. WHEN BAILEY
FAILS TO RESPOND TO HER PRESSURE, THE GRANDMOTHER ATTEMPTS TO GET HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, TO HELP
BAILEY TO GO TO TENNESSEE RATHER THAN FLORIDA BECAUSE THE CHILDREN, JOHN WESLEY
JUNE STAR, HAVE NOT YET VISITED TENNESSEE. BAILEY’S WIFE ALSO IGNORES THE PLEA, BUT THE NON-
VOCAL DISRESPECT OF THE PARENTS FINDS VOICE THROUGH THE CHILDREN.
THEIR CONDUCT TOWARD THE
GRANDMOTHER EMPHASIZES THE DISRESPECT WHICH IS CHARACTERISTIC OF THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
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THE MAIN CHARACTER IN THE STORY IS THE GRANDMOTHER. SHE APPEARS TO BE OVER REACTIVE AND
THE GRANDMOTHER IS DRESSED JUST IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT, ANYONE SEEING HER DEAD ON THE
HIGHWAY WOULD KNOW AT ONCE THAT SHE WAS A LADY.
FEARS IT WILL MISS HER OR KILL ITSELF.
OF HER RETURN HOME.
SHE DOESN’T LEAVE THE CAT HOME BECAUSE SHE
SHE EVEN WRITES DOWN THE MILEAGE OF THE CAR IN ANTICIPATION
SHE INDULGES IN BACK-SEAT DRIVING AND ACTS AS A TOUR GUIDE.
THE OVERALL MORAL OF THE STORY “A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND”, IS THAT YOU CAN’T TRUST THE
MORALITY OF OTHER PEOPLE.
ALTHOUGH “A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND” IS AN EARLY WORK IN THE
O’CONNOR CANON, IT CONTAINS MANY OF THE ELEMENTS WHICH COME TO CHARACTERIZE THE MAJORITY OF
HER SHORT WORKS OF FICTION.
MOST OF HER STORIES CONTAIN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS A STRONG FEELING OF
SELF-CONFIDENCE OR FEELS THAT HE HAS LIVED IN SUCH A WAY THAT HIS CONDUCT CANNOT BE QUESTIONED.
AS DID THE GREEK TRAGEDIANS, O’CONNOR APPEARS TO LOOK UPON THESE CHARACTERS AS BEING IN A STATE
OF HUBRIS (A CONDITION CHARACTERIZED BY OVERBEARING PRIDE AND A SENSE OF BEING BEYOND THE RULE OF
FATE) AND SEES THEM AS BEING RIPE FOR CATASTROPHE.
THUS, IN STORY AFTER STORY, THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE
BROUGHT TO A CRISIS POINT IN THEIR LIVES, AND THEY SEE THEIR SELF-CONFIDENCE DESTROYED BY EVENTS, OR
ELSE THEY EXPERIENCE A MOMENT OF GRACE WHICH CAUSES THEM TO REEVALUATE THEIR PAST LIVES AND TO
SEE THE WORLD IN A NEW AND SPIRITUAL LIGHT. IN LIKE MANNER, MANY OF THE STORIES END IN VIOLENCE
O’CONNOR FELT THAT IT FREQUENTLY TOOK VIOLENCE TO AWAKEN THE SELF-SATISFIED INDIVIDUAL
TO THE SHORTCOMINGS OF LIFE.
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ENG125: Introduction to
ENG 125: Annotated Bibliography
I chose to write about Prompt # 1: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (O’Connor, 1953)
“Characters do what they do because of their various motivations and desires.”
My Working thesis is the grandmother’s conception of morality has a great deal more to
do with whether or not one agrees with her than it does with actual goodness.
Clugston, R. W. (2014). Journey into literature (2nd ed.) [Electronic version]. Retrieved
This story depict the destruction of an altogether not too normal family, three escaped
convicts, and a paranoid grandmother. The grandmother attempts to get the family to go
to Tennessee rather than to Florida. The grandmother uses the current news story of the
escaped murderer, “the Misfit,” who happens to also be on his way to Florida. Because,
the grandmother was so over reactive, to Bailey it appeared as if she just wanted to
change his mind about traveling to Florida. The moral of the story “A good man is hard to
find”, is that you can’t trust the morality of other people.
conception of morality has
a great deal more to do with
whether or not one agrees
with her than it does with
Good! The idea is strong and
you’ll have plenty of evidence
to support this. Don’t state
your thesis, but actually have
it developed as a stand-alone
sentence. Think, too, of
giving us a little information
about the short story and the
O’Connor as the author. For
example: In the short story,
“A Good Man is Hard to
Find”, Flannery O’Connor
toys with character
motivations by illustrating how
the grandmother’s conception
of morality has a …..” [Sonja
2. The moral of the story “A
good man is hard to find”,
is that you can’t trust the
morality of other people.
As a small suggestion, there
is more richness of this
summary to unpack and it’s
already in your thesis. Think
of the interaction between the
Misfit and grandmother.
ENG125: Introduction to
Bosco, Mark. Spring2005, “Good Country People”, Southern Review. Vol. 41 Issue 2,
Mrs. Hopewell owns a farm in rural Georgia which she runs with the assistance of her
tenants, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman. Mrs. Hopewell’s daughter, Joy, is thirty-two years old and
lost her leg in a childhood accident. Joy is an atheist and has a Ph.D. in philosophy but
seems non-sensible to her mother, and in an act of rebellion against her mother, Joy
changed her name to “Hulga,” the ugliest name Mrs. Hopewell can imagine.
A Bible salesman, named Manley Pointer, visits the family and is invited for dinner
despite the Hopewells lack of interest in purchasing Bibles. Mrs. Hopewell believes
Manley is “good country people.” While leaving the home, Pointer invites Joy for a
picnic date the next evening, and she ironically imagines seducing the innocent Bible
salesman. During the date, he persuades her to go up into the barn loft where he
persuades her to remove her prosthetic leg and takes her glasses. He then produces a
hollowed-out Bible containing a bottle of whiskey, sex cards, and some condoms. He
tries to get her to drink some liquor, but she rebuffs his advances. At that point he
disappears with her leg after telling her that he collects prostheses from disabled people
and is an atheist.
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ENG125: Introduction to
1. “Good Country People,
As in O’Connor’s story “A
Good Man is Hard to
In the story “Good Country People, As in O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is Hard to
Find,” a stranger deceptively polite but ultimately evil intrudes on a family with
destructive consequences, and the family is unable to depict whether they’re good or bad.
In Hulga’s case, despite her advanced academic degrees, she is unable to see what’s bad,
Find,” a stranger
deceptively polite but
ultimately evil intrudes on a
Are you planning to compare
the two stories so you can
illustrate the dichotomy
between characters? If not,
you will need to find a
different source support.
and her mother’s stereotyping perspective proves to be equally misleading and false.
Uh-oh. You’re missing one
As a secondary note, it is
important to summarize the
sources. This is a direct
cut/paste from the secondary
source article. Remember
that the summary should be
in your own words. [Sonja
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