In the first paragraph of The jilting of Granny Weatherall what does the writer tell about Ellen Weatherall? 

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In the first paragraph, we only hear from Ellen and the doctor.  The author doesn't really tell us anything, but we can infer a great deal.  This is a story of the feisty 80-year pioneer woman who refuses to die before she tells her jilting lover what she thinks of him.  At the beginning of the story, Ellen Weatherall is in bed and the doctor is standing over her.  She tells him he is too young to be her doctor, and she also says nothing is wrong with her.  Granny is in denial.  She knows death is coming but she continues to argue that she is well.  She is too weak to wave goodbye, but she doesn’t like the doctor and Cornelia talking about her.  She is negative, argumentative, and in her own way scared of the death that is coming for her.

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