I believe that this isan early indication as to what kind of person she is. As they were leaving their home, she snuk acat in a black valise into the car. The family didnt want to arrive at a hotel with a cat so they toldher not to bring it. Being the deviant person she is, she brought it anyway without them knowing.
This would later come back to haunt the family later on in the story. Why would you dosomething like that when family members specifically told you not to. The grandmother was also a nagging person. She could get on your very lastnerve. When her son Bailey was driving down the road, she persistently reminded him of thespeed limit. The speed limit was fifty-five miles an hour and the patrol man hide behind thebillboards and small clumps of trees and they will speed out after you before you get a chance toslow down, the grandmother replied.
I hate when someone tries to tell me how to drive. Sheshould have been grateful instead of hateful because the family didnt have to drag her along ifthey didnt want to. I know that Bailey is her some, but why does she constantly aggravate him?My mother picks on me occasionally but never to the extent of the grandmother. The grandmother was a very dishonest person.
She began telling little JohnWesley ( her grandson), about a plantation she used to visit. She pointed to an old grave yardvisible to the road. The more she thought about it the more she wanted to go back and see it. She knew that the family would not be up for seeing an old run down hat. What does she do?She begins to lie profusely, telling John Wesley about a secret trap door that has never been foundto this day. This, in turn, cause the children to want to go visit the house and after constantridicule the father turns the car around.
They begin to go down a narrow dirt road. The cat jumps out of the bag and inturn causes the car to wreck. When they get out of the car she decided not to tell them that theplantation she was thinking about was in Tennessee, not Georgia. By her bringing the cat alongand insisting that they go see the house, causes them to wreck.
Her childish behavior was theWhen they have an encounter with the misfit, she constantly pleads for him not toharm her or her family. She tells him to believe in Jesus. Fearing for her life she tries any meansnecessary to get the man to see things her way. You are one of my children she says. He turnedaround and shot her three times in the chest.
Why does all of this happen? It comes back to my theory you reap what you sew. Her constantly being a hassle for her and her family eventually caught up with her. If she hadbeen more cooperative, none of this would have ever happened. If she hadnt brought the cat orwanted to see that house, they would have made it to Florida and been getting some sun on thebeach. Whether or not people believe this, when you do bad things, they will comeback to hauntyou eventually.
However, if you do good things, they will come back and help you somehow. Ithink the grand mother should have been more concerning for her family instead of being soconcerned for herself.The whole scene .