The short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor could be viewed as a comic strip about massacre and martyrdom. What stops it from becoming a solemn story is its intensity, ambition, and unfamiliarity. O'Connor blends the line between humor and terror. She introduces her audience to the horror of self-love. The grandmother is thought of by the community as agood person and appears to be so on the surface, but
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Find." She has blended the line between the satirical and the lyrical. For a reader to look at this story in any other way than a comic strip about massacre and martyrdom would do an injustice to Flannery O'Connor's intentional satirical writing.
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O'Connor, Flannery. Collected Works. New York: Library Classics of the United States,Inc. 1988.