A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O' Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, had many elements. One of the most prominent elements in the story was foreshadowing.   The warning of the Misfit in the beginning of the story, the trip to Red Sammy’s store, and the Misfits arrival all foreshadowed what was to be certain doom.
The grandmother communicated the warning of the Misfit, but her activities were various signs of foreshadowing of the end approaching. The grandmother warned about the Misfit in the first paragraph of the story: "Here this fellow calls himself the Misfit is loose from the federal pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people.” This was the first sign of an obvious foreshadowing element at the start of the story which was ignored by everybody, even by the messenger herself.
Next, the place where the family was traveling through had elements which were predicting the doom foretold in the story. It is said that the family, "... passed a large cotton field with five or six graves fenced in the middle of it, like a small island." There were five adults in the car and one baby, which was a total number of six people. There were about six graves fenced, which was a factor indicating foreshadowing. And when John Wesley asked about where the plantation was, the grandmother replied, "Gone With the Wind," which was foretelling their demise. Red Sammy also narrated about "Two fellers come in here last week" in an "old beat up car." These people were the Misfit's goons, and they were offered free gasoline from Red Sammy's store, probably because of his fear that he was dealing with notorious killers. Red Sammy's wife also gave a warning by saying, "I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he didn't attack this place right here." This was a self-explanatory caution signal give by the store owners which was ignored. The family was in a town named as "Toombsboro," which name itself was a sign of foreshadowing.
When the Misfit arrived with his...