A short story written by Flannery O'Connor in 1953, A Good Man is Hard to Find is certainly one of the best short stories written in English after World War II. The story takes place as a family of a mother and father, a son and a daughter, and the father's mother head from Georgia to Florida on a vacation that nobody really wants to take. Along the way, they encounter The Misfit, perhaps the strongest theologian figure in modern literature, who has recently escaped from the state penitentiary. The Misfit summarily executes the family, though not before he is able to convey to the grandmother his response to Christ and why he is the way he is. One of The Misfit's last lines (about the grandmother) is "She would of been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."