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A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find

by Flannery O'Connor

The Dark Forest

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

The forest that looms over the ditch where the family's trapped, "tall and dark and deep" (70), is another image in keeping with the hearse and Toombsboro. The forest is threatening, and suggests the impending death of the family. Keep in mind that it is where everyone, except the grandmother, is taken to be shot.

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