Forshadowing in A Good Man is Hard to Find

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In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Flannery O’Connor, one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story. However, if one re-reads the story as second time, one will see definite signs of foreshadowing of the ending. In the course of this story, O’Connor uses strong imagery to foreshadow the people and the events in this story. There are three significant times she uses this technique. They …

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…The Misfit plays God and inflicts punishment where he sees necessary. In conclusion, Flannery O’Connor uses strong imagery to foreshadow the ending of "A Good Man is Hard to Find." She uses numerous images such as the grandmother’s dress, the graveyard, and the conversation with the Misfit to foreshadow the character’s future and events. Her foreshadowing images are both strong and difficult, so it does not spoil the end of the story.