Thursday, September 25, 2008

"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

i found our class discussion on Wednsday very interesting. i thought it was great how many different ways that one question can be interpretted. i beleive that the Misfit meant when he said that she would have been a good woman had someone had a gun to her her entire life, that the fear of dying brought her true personality out. i think that he feels that in their last moments or under extreme pressure people show you who they really are. their true colors are forced out into the open. up to the point when the grandmother is held at gunpoint she is extremely critical and somewhat negative. when the Misfit holds a gun to her she immediatly becomes much less critical and compliments him and trys to convince him that he is not a bad person. the fact that she completely changes her character in her last moments shows her fear. she fears dying and will do anything to convince him to not kill her. Bailey and the other characters on the other hand do not change a whole lot throughout the story.

the Misfit appears to be a sociopath. his crimes are done out of what he beleives to be payback for the wrongs that society has done to him. he is so caught up in retribution that he completley forgets why he was in jail in the first place. he beleives that the first time he was put in jail he was wrongly punished for the crime that he committed. his punishments do not fit his crimes therefore he calls himself the Misfit. the audience never knows why the misfit stops anyway. i mean he ends up having no choice but to kill them because the grandma recognizes him but why he stops in the first place in unclear. he takes no money, or valubles of any kind that we are aware of. The Misfit is the kind of criminal that just wants to watch the world burn.

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