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A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find


by Flannery O'Connor

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature and Philosophy

  • Jesus (118, 128, 129, 131, 134-136)

Historical Figures

  • John Wesley (Bailey's son is named John Wesley; John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church)

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