The topic is to choose two of these articles on the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” to write an essay in which you argue your interpretation of the story. You may support one of the critics you’ve read — O’Connor, herself; Stephens; Bandy; or Desmond — then argue how your interpretation differs from another critic’s interpretation. For instance, say your own interpretation of the story closely follows Martha Stephens’ article, “From The Question of Flannery O’Connor.” Write your essay using the points Stephens’ makes in her essay, using paraphrases and quotations from Stephens along with your own words. Then argue that another critic’s point-of-view is wrong; for example, write that you don’t agree with O’Connor’s own interpretation, once again using paraphrases and quotations from O’Connor’s own article on her story.
This essay should be 4 pages long with a Works Cited page citing the story and the two articles that you discuss.