Reading Response Discussion Forum
Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” and “Parker’s Back”
Write discussion responses of at least 100 words for each one (for a total of 300+ words). Your discussion may include quotes for support, illustration, and development. Then at some point in the week, respond or comment in a thoughtful, respectful manner to one of your classmates’ posts with at least 85 words.
1. What are we supposed to learn from “Good Country People” in your opinion?
2. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” has emerged as one of O’Connor’s most popular stories. Why have American readers bonded with that story so well?
3. What elements of “Parker’s Back” are particularly effective in your opinion? (Examples could be O’Connor’s portrayal of marriage, Biblical imagery & symbolism, etc. – whatever you think.)