The symbolism surrounding Arnold Friend points towards him being the devil.She continually struggle with her mother over being more like her sister, June, whom her mother feels is a good example. The house represents the dependence that Connie has with her family and the safety that is holds and outside is where "bad" world is. In this hypothetical accident, she worries not about her death or the deaths of her family members, but about strangers' opinions of her. The only reason to read the bible backwards would be to do the opposite of the holy way because you are the devil. That line shows the grandmother finally learning that she is a bad person but only when she is faced with someone like herself. Even The Misfit himself knows enough to recognize that he "ain't a good man," even if he "ain't the worst in the world neither. The Misfit recognizes the grandmother's final gesture as good, and understands "goodness" to be the unconditional love given by divine grace. The tone changes dramatically from amusing to frightening and plays an important part in making the story effective. Flannery discusses a topic in the short story, Good Vs Evil and how a confrontation between a grandmother with a superficial sense of goodness vs a criminal who embodies real evil.
In these stories the main characters both come to important realizations epiphanies about their own errors toward the ends of the stories. Connie feels safe in the house and does not come out until Arnold convinces her to come out.
More shots are heard. Evil is also wicked that causes harm, crime, misfortune, and in some instances war.
He is described as wearing a wig and not walking correctly. It is obvious that Piwinski feels the theory of the numbers representing Judges is nothing more than a clever idea, yet not once does Piwinski mention what Judges actually states in the Old Testament,?
Epiphany is frequently used in literature and it originates from the biblical term but has come to mean any kind of sudden realization of great importance and truth.