A Good Man is Hard to Find – Group Analysis

Using the comment section below, please post at least five pieces of textual evidence that supports a Marxist, Psychoanalytic, or Gender Studies Analysis.

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7 thoughts on “A Good Man is Hard to Find – Group Analysis

  1. 1. “God never made a finer woman than my mother and my daddy’s heart was pure gold”.
    2. “ I found out the crime don’t matter . You can do one or you can do another, kill a man or take a tire off his car”.
    3. “ It was a head-doctor at the penitentiary said what I had done was kill my daddy but I known that for a lie”.
    4. “ there never was a body that give the undertaker a tip” .
    5. “ take her off and throw her where you shown the others”.

  2. 1. ” What I had done was killed my daddy but I known that for a lie. My daddy died in nineteen ought nineteen of the epidemic flu and I never had a thing to do with it.”
    2. ” I found out the crime don’t matter. You can do one thing or you can do another, kill a man or take a tire off his car, because sooner or later you’re going to forget what it was you done and just be punished for it.”
    3. ”I forgot what I done, lady. I sat there and set there, trying to remember what it was I done and I ain’t recalled it to this day. Oncet in a while, I would think it was coming to me, but it never come.”
    4. ” I been most everything. Ben in the arm service, bothland and sea, at home and abroad, been twict married, been undertaker, been with the railroads, plowed Mother Earth, been in a Tornado, seen a man burnt alive oncet.”
    5. ” Then it’s nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can-by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness.”

  3. Psychoanalysis
    1. “She would have been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life”
    2. “My daddy said I was a different breed of dog from my brothers and sisters”
    3. “A good man is hard to find. Everything is terrible. I remember the day you could go off and leave your screen door unlatched. Not no more.”
    4. “In my time children were more respectful of their native states and their parents and everything else. People did right then. Oh look at the cute pickaninny.”
    5. “I never was a bad boy that i remember of, but somewhere along the line I done something wrong and got sent to the penitentiary.”

  4. The Children, John Weasley, and June Star, represent the Superego of the story as they sow how they have acquired their morals towards the treatment towards others from their parents.

    The Misfit represents the Id within the story as he seeks to harm others as a form of pleasure.Based on the quote ” No pleasure but meaness.” this shows how the Misfit receives pleasure off of harm and being cruel to other

    The Grandma represents the Ego as

    The Misfit – ID
    Grandma – Ego

  5. #1: “My daddy said i was a different breed of dog from my brothers and sisters”

    #2: “God never made a finer woman than my mother and my daddy`s heart was pure gold.”

    #3: “I found out the crime don`t matter. You can do one thing or you can do another. Kill one man or take a tire off his car because sooner or later your going to forget what it was you done and be punished for it.”

    #4: ” I been most everything been in the arm service, both and and sea, at home and aboard been twice married, been an undertake, been with the railroads, plowed mother earth, been in a tornado, seen a man burnt alive once. I even seen a woman flogged”

    #5: “Jesus was the only one that ever raised the dead and he shouldn`t have done it. He shown everything off balance. If he did what he said then its nothing for you to do but thow away everything and follow him, and if he didnt then its nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness.”

  6. Marvin, Gladys, Adriana, Lanakai Psychoanalysis
    1. ” I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that loose in it. I couldn’t answer to the conscience if I did.”
    2. “But nobody’s killed, June star said with disappointment as the grandmother limped out of the car.”
    3.”HIs face was familiar as if she had known him her whole life, but she couldn’t recall who he was.”
    4″ no I certainly wouldn’t,” June star, said. “I wouldn’t live in a broke- down place like this for minion bucks!”
    5.” I’m sorry I don’t have a shirt before you ladies.” the misfit said politely

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