The readings “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” could be easily said not to share any similarities. Both stories take place in different times, different society backgrounds and beliefs. Even though such is true, after reading these short stories a couple of times, I noticed that there are in facts some similarities between the themes of both stories. As we read through the climax of both, we can instantly notice the frequent use of religion by the characters of both stories. The factors that lead to the use of religion differ from one story to the other, yet in both cases religion tries to explain an unusual situation. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” we can see how the grandmother becomes extremely religious when her life is at stake. From “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” we can see that Pelayo and Elisenda as well as everyone in town all try to find an explanation through religion. I will be showing in this paper how these two readings both portray man’s behavior when faced with the unexpected. A similar situation can be seen in the story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, when the family is thrown into