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The Mother in A Good Man is Hard to Find

By Flannery O'Connor

The Mother

The mother (of June Star and John Wesley) is a bland character who barely says or does anything in this story. Sadly, she does not play much of a role in the story until she dies. Most of the time she's just taking care of the baby. Her only really notable moments come towards the end of the story. When Bailey is taken into the woods, she becomes horribly upset...and then meekly follows the gunmen into the forest herself.