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Module 2 Discussion: "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"

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After reading the story answer one or more of the following questions. Then respond to a minimum of one other student post:

Who is the villain in the story?

Who is the one religious person in the story?

Did the Misfit kill his father?

When does the Misfit make up his mind to kill the family?

Why does he call himself the Misfit?

What does the Misfit mean when he says “She would of been a good woman if it had been someone there to shoot her every minute of her life?”

From what point of view is it that the Misfit can be seen as the most important person the Grandmother has ever met and the one that offers her something that she has just about missed out on?

What is a "head doctor at the penitentiary"?

Although the Misfit himself does not know, what can we determine the prison psychiatrist meant when he

talked to the Misfit about "killing his father"?

Which "father" was the Psychiatrist referring to?


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FridayAug 25 at 6:46pmManage Discussion Entry 


can't really say that the grandmother was truly a villain, however she definitely had some issues and put her family in that unfortunate situation. I saw Misfit to be the religious person as well especially with his comparison of how the punishment didn't fit the crime. Also down south being a gospel singer is a pretty big deal, you would do that if you weren't religious. When the grandmother was crying out to Jesus I think she was just trying to say anything to save her life. The statement Misfit made about how she could have been a good woman if it had been someone there to shoot her every minute of her life, still gets me because I didn't believe any of it. Was she really being compassionate or desperate? It makes sense what he meant by it though.


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