Psychoanalytical Theory A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ is a brief narrative written in 1953 by Flannery O’Connor. It is comprises of violent action with comically, carefully drawn characters and a philosophy that highlights a grandmother’s devout Roman Catholic belief. Flannery O’Connor is one of the great American short story writers whose subjects are the duality of the Deep South and her Catholic faith. O’Connor once referred to A Good Man is Hard to Find as ‘nine stories about original sin’. Combining a deft comic sensibility with the grotesque and tragic, they are stories in which characters lead lives of brutal poverty and fierce cruelty; where ordinary events can tip over into misfortune, violence and despair.