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every minute of her life,". The satirical and the saintly have completely blended together in this one sentence. Basically, the only way the grandmother could have been good and sustain that goodness was if someone were to threaten her with death daily. There is something about the grandmother that has made the Misfit uncomfortable. The old women's behavior is a mystery that confronts not only the Misfit but also the reader's traditional ideas about goodness.