Essay on Family and Poem

Submitted By danieltesoro
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Pages: 4

Poetry Compared and Contrasted

The two texts I am comparing and contrasting are “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” and a poem that I came across on www.familyfriendpoems.com. The poem that I enjoyed listening to was a death in the family leaves a void that cannot be filled. No one can ever take the place of this individual in the world. We should not try to comfort the family by saying that "it was his time anyway", or, "he was suffering". These may be words of comfort later. However, there must be time to mourn the fact that things will never be the same. One minute he was here and now he is gone. The human mind must be allowed to sit with this reality. Mourning is a necessary part of the human experience. If it is ignored, a general feeling of sadness may pervade the whole family. There are many similarities and differences between the text from “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and the poem I found online. The similarities that I feel make up both pieces of literature is the first part of the poem I found online which is death in the family leaves a void that cannot be filled. In my opinion, that is so true because the grandmother played such a huge important role for her family. Even though it seemed at times like she was more of a bother for the rest of her family they still looked up to her knowing that she would help steer the family in the right direction through tough times. For example with the Misfit, but as we know the Misfit decided to not be a good man and to kill innocent people which was his choice. Both poems are tragic and have excitement in them, although they have a tone which has such despair and heartbreak at the end of each poem because death takes over due to the Misfit and that is the main reason that A Good Man Is Hard to Find relates so clearly to this poem I found online. The differences between both texts are at the end of the poem I found online there is a quote that truly makes me realize the difference between the text in class and the poem I found online. The quote is “the human mind must be allowed to sit with this reality. Mourning is a necessary part of the human experience.” The reason I believe this plays such a big part in the differences between the text and the poem online is because the Misfit left no time for the family to mourn because there was no one left. They were all dead and the grandmother had to listen to the gunshots of her family members being killed although she was oblivious to the fact that it was happening. The unnamed grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” considers herself morally superior to…