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A Good Man Is Hard to Find

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find

I feel that the Grandmother in the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” suffer from psychological conditions. She does not care at all about anyone but herself. I feel that she may even be narcissistic. It is ironic because she would be expected to look out for her family. The Cambridge Dictionary defines narcissism as “too much interest in and admiration for your own physical appearance and/or your own abilities” It is ironic because she would be expected to look out for her family, however in reality she only really looks out for herself. She shows how self centered she really is many times throughout the story. She displays a complete lack of regard for what anyone else wants to do. All she cares about at first is what she wants to do. Later on in the story all she cares about is surviving. She shows no regard for anyone else’s life, she does anything and everything she can to not be shot.

According to the Miriam Webster dictionary self centered is being “concerned solely with one's own desires, needs, or interests” or being “independent of outside force or influence”. The grandmother is certainly guilty of both. The grandmother was like a child she would do anything she possibly could to get what she wanted. She showed no regard for the people who love her. Although it was unintentional it is hard not to blame everything that went wrong in the story on the grandmother. She was the cause of all of the tension in the car; she was also the one who wanted to go up the side roads. Of not for the grandmother

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