Then he put his gun down on the ground and took off his glasses and began to clean them. Does she think Red Sammy's good because he was trusting and willing to help decent-seeming people? The Misfit orders his buddies to take all the family members except the grandmother into the wood and shoot them. In the second case, the trees could be representative of Bailey's family. While to others, it may sketch a reality for Christians to interpret the mysterious ways in which God works. I'll mention this again in just a little while, as it supports a theory of mine. In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady.
On the road, The kids and the grandmother persuade Bailey to drive them to the see a plantation which the grandmother visited when she was a lady. This may be the grandmother's moment of grace -- her chance at divine redemption. It's been a while since I read this story and posted my thoughts here, so I can't remember enough to argue my other points to full effect, but I'll try. The Misfit sprang back as if a snake had bitten him and shot her three times through the chest. It was a old beat-up car but it was a good one and these boys looked all right to me. Posted by: Lauren If jesus done screwed it all up as the Misfit suggests, and everything hangs on wither or not he rose from the dead, then if he didn't, all there is then is pleasure in life according to him. Here is a strange little fact: the nickelodeon is, supposedly, a jukebox-like machine that plays songs when you insert a nickel into it.
The problem is, in this we live in, well, it can be hard to find a true man. I found the misfit to be not Jesus himself, but in-fact the antichrist. Perhaps making him the most 'good' character in the family, as he is prepared to act as some sort of martyr. She doesn't really believe they'll encounter him; she's just using the newspaper accounts to try to get her way. Some men are intimidated by power. If there was ever an old lady I could say I truly loathe, it is her. In the first case, the trees could almost be approximated with the Misfit in the role of Jesus.
Tennessee has the mountains and Georgia has the hills. The children were thrown to the floor and their mother, clutching the baby, was thrown out the door onto the ground; the old lady was thrown into the front seat. Look carefully at the passages where the grandmother is speaking to the Misfit--it sounds to me like she's trying to use trickery to tempt him into sparing her life though he doesn't fall for it. However you look at it, the grandmother appears to use the word flippantly. We live in a world where being scared of commitment has simply become the norm. Anyways, that wraps up most of my thoughts on this story. It is only when the grandmother comes face to face with death that she begins to change her values.
I said long ago, you get you a signature and sign everything you do and keep a copy of it. And I dislike the adam and eve allusion you have there. Bailey remained in the driver's seat with the cat gray-striped with a broad white face and an orange nose clinging to his neck like a caterpillar. Does this make me a bad person? He understood that it grew out of agony, which is not denied to any man and which is given in strange ways to children. The monkey sprang back into the tree and got on the highest limb as soon as he saw the children jump out of the car and run toward him. And while we don't need a man to make our lives worthwhile, that doesn't mean we don't want one. When Sammy complains that a good man is hard to find, he seems to mean that trustworthy people are hard to find.
She also posthumously won the National Book Award in 1972 for her Collected Stories. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. She then moved to Atlanta with her family, but when her father was diagnosed with lupus, they moved to Milledgeville, Georgia. Fearing that she would live only three more years as her father had, she left New York and moved in with her mother on their Georgian dairy farm, Andalusia. Digging a hole in the ground, covering it back up again. The reoccurring theme of being a lady and moral codes both are important to the overall concept of the story.
The car turned over once and landed right-side-up in a gulch off the side of the road. She wants to raise her grandchildren to be the same way because she does not believe in equal treatment at all. Gender roles are contrasted and very distinct. I guess that's just one more display of Bailey's failure as the head of his family. The grandmother does not like any black people no matter what, whether they have done anything wrong to her or not. A car slowly approaches them, and the Misfit and two young men get out.
Her death is one that I cannot say I mourned in this story. When I say this, I speak specifically for the death of the grandmother, a manipulative, self-righteous, and boastful old woman. Now why did I do that? It has been everyone in my classes' interpretation that the misfit is bring the grandma closer to God. It is a piece that stays with you long after you have read the last line. Bailey throws the cat against a tree, which could be taken as a displaced act of violence against his mother. A family vacation turns awry.