Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find": Who's the Real Misfit?

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In this EDSITEment lesson, students explore and challenge dichotomies (such as black and white, good and evil, faith and doubt) while closely reading and analyzing Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find." In the course of studying this particular O'Connor short story, students learn about the 1950s South, including evolving transportation in the U.S., the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case that helped divide the "Old South" from the "New South," and the literary genre known as "Southern Gothic," or "Southern Grotesque." Less

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Literature, United States History, History-Social Science, English-Language Arts

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