A Good Man is Hard to Find
A Good Man is Hard to Find
by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man is Hard to Find Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Toombsboro
"Big black battered hearse-like automobile"
The Dark Forest
The Cloudless, Sunless Sky
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
"A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Characters
The Grandmother
The Grandmother Timeline
The Misfit
The Misfit Timeline
Bailey
Bailey Timeline
June Star
June Star Timeline
John Wesley
John Wesley Timeline
The Mother
The Mother Timeline
Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee Timeline
Hiram
Hiram Timeline
Red Sammy
Red Sammy's Wife
Pitty Sing
The Baby
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Good vs. Evil
Good vs. Evil Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Manipulation
Manipulation Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
A Great Man is Even Harder to Find
A Great Man is Even Harder to Find Flashcards
A Great Man is Even Harder to Find True or False
A Good Man is Hard to Keep
A Good Man is Hard to Keep Flashcards
A Good Man is Hard to Keep True or False
A Camouflaged Man is Hard to Find
A Camouflaged Man is Hard to Find Flashcards
A Camouflaged Man is Hard to Find True or False
Essay
Teaching A Good Man is Hard to Find
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Take Two: A Good Ending Is Hard to Find
Touring the Sites of "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Killer Short Stories: Flannery O'Connor and Southern Gothic Literature
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop