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A personal story about the personality of ones grandmother

Strangely, she uses this violence to depict salvation, often through spiritually or physically grotesque characters. She experiences the birth of the new man into eternal life through her physical death.

My Grandmother: A Shining Example of The Woman I Want To Become

Her spiritual transformation from a self-sufficient woman to that of a praying woman dependent on Jesus peaks with her compassion for her murderer right before her physical death. She even suggests to the Misfit that he pray: However, I believe more emphasis should also be placed on the Misfit because his spiritual experience is equally important to the complete meaning of the story.

  • Hendin 5 I believe the spiritual events surrounding the Misfit are just as important as those happening to the grandmother;
  • She will cut them out of her life as surely as she will blame you for it;
  • She believes she is a perfect mother.

The Misfit does not find Jesus through salvation in this story, though he does make a conscious decision to reject Him. He knows there is a choice to either throw away everything and follow Jesus or continue enjoying himself doing whatever he pleases, indeed worshipping himself Friedman 97.

He knows the cost of living for Jesus and chooses not to pay. Eggenschwiler suggests that the Misfit can clearly see the association between the grandmother and Jesus; he recoils from her touch—and her forgiveness—because of his adamant rejection and defiance of God 92.

5 Signs Your Kids Have a Narcissistic Grandmother

As a further act of rejection, he shoots the grandmother three times, a number sacred to religion because of its association with the trinity. What motive could possibly have driven him to reject Jesus in such a violent and irreverent way? His spiritual grotesqueness led him to violence, even murder though his real conflict was with God, not the grandmother.

He tries to hide his true character from himself, and in his attempt to be self-sufficient, he rejects the truth of life offered by Jesus. He then continues to do nothing except what pleases himself, because as he says: Hendin 5 I believe the spiritual events surrounding the Misfit are just as important as those happening to the grandmother. No, this great Southern writer must have intended for there to be a deeper experience. Works Cited Eggenschwiler, David. Wayne State University Press, 1972.

  • She undermines your authority as parents She believes she knows best when it comes to your children because she raised children of her own;
  • Just like her own children, her grandkids are the extensions of her, so she will do whatever she can to mold them into something she can find "worthy" of her;
  • She had little schooling, but she had run businesses;
  • Have you made her aware of how her actions affect your children?
  • Your children will be better off without her;
  • Her hands told stories of different times, of different worlds and hardships.

Friedman, Melvin and Beverly Clark. University of Illinois Press, 1989. Indiana University Press, 1972. Hunger, and Kelly Mays. Norton and Company, 2006.