In the short story A Good Man Is Hard to find is about agrandmother that want to take a road trip vacation to East Tennessee instead ofgoing to Florida with her son and daughter in law. Her son does not want to goto East Tennessee due to his own reasoning so what the grandmother does isshows her son and article talking about the Misfit heading towards Florida. TheMisfit is a convicted criminal for murder who doesn’t remember acting out thesemurders that he is preforming because he does not feel remorse.
The grandmotherconvinces her son to take a vacation in East Tennessee to avoid running intothe Misfit. So the family begins to go on the road trip and the grandmotherowns a cat and she places him in a basket to so he doesn’t move around in thecar. As there in the car John who is the grandmother’s grandson, he beginssaying how he doesn’t like Georgia due to his own reasoning. The grandmother beginsto talk to the young boy about not liking Georgia because he should respect hishome town because that’s where he is from. While they are in the car they passa cotton field and the grandmother begins to tell them a story as well as jokesabout graves in the middle of the cotton field and how it was gone with thewind.
A short while after this the family stops at a restaurant called the Towerto eat and they run into a man named Red Sammy Butts, Red doesn’t trust anyonedue to an incident with some people where he gave them gas on credit and theynever paid him for it. So the grandmother starts to talk about the misfit withRed Sammy and how she was worried that he might rob them while they are on theirway to East Tennessee, so they leave the restaurant and gets back into the car.The grandmother wakes from a nap and remembers a house nearby and she describesthe house in detail and she lied and said that the house had a secret passageway so that the children might ask to stop. As they are almost near the houseshe remembers that the house is not in Georgia it was in Tennessee so theyjerks her foot from the gas pedal and the cat (Pitty sing) escapes from hisbasket and the children’s mother hurts her shoulder. The mother decided not totell Bailey (her son) of the mistake she had made. There was a car on the otherside of the road and the car begins to stop and there was three men that gotout with guns, the grandmother knew who one of them where and he happened to bethe misfit. When the grandmother noticed who he was she screamed and the misfittold her that is was not good that she knew who he was and her son woke up andhe was cursing.
So the two men took Bailey and John into the woods and kills themand when they come back the two men are wearing John and Bailey’s cloths. The grandmother begins to have a conversationwith the misfit about good and how the misfit is a nice guy and how he’s a niceman and wouldn’t shoot a lady. Long story short after they were auguring the misfitdecided to shoot her in the chest three times.