A Good Man is Hard to Find
A Good Man is Hard to Find Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
"Toomsboro" is mentioned (45) as the town the family passes right when the grandmother wakes up to remember the old plantation that isn't really there. In other words, "Toomsboro" is mentioned righ...
"Big black battered hearse-like automobile"
This is the description given of The Misfit's car as it approaches the family (70). A hearse, in case you're not familiar with the word, is a vehicle that carries a coffin to a funeral. So, this is...
The Dark Forest
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 t...
The Cloudless, Sunless Sky
The cloudless, sunless sky is mentioned several times after the family has the car accident, and most notably by The Misfit shortly after we meet him (89). This peculiar sky is also mentioned by th...
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