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A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find

by Flannery O'Connor

The Baby

Character Analysis

The baby has little other role in this story than to occupy the mother's attention, and to give the grandmother one happy moment (when she plays with it on her lap). The baby's sleeping when it's shot. Other than perhaps the mother, it's the easiest member of the family for whom we feel sorry.

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