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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

I believe you are referring to Katherine Anne Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." This short story uses both limited omniscient narration and interior monologue revealing Granny's inner...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2012 9:19 pm UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

The significance of the title of this story as well as the character's cannot be missed; everything that has happened to Granny Weatherall has submerged beneath it the memory of her jilting; she...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2010 4:57 pm UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

The title of the story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall'' refers to the main character's most conflicting moment in her life, and it is the precise life event that Granny Weatherall has...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2011 8:09 am UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

It's doubtful that they might have, considering the period of time, but whether they had sexual relations is not what's important in the story. George could have left her for several reasons, but...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2007 12:23 pm UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

This story is written in the stream of consciousness style, which is probably why it is included in so many textbooks and anthologies. In stream of consciousness, the author just writes, lets the...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2008 5:53 pm UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

Granny Ellen Weatherall is on her deathbed, being tended to by the young village doctor and one of her daughters, Cornelia. She thinks back on her life and everything she has accomplished—much of...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2020 11:54 pm UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

In Katherine Ann Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall", we see the reality of Granny being that she is at the end of her life. Still, her mind goes back to the event 60 years earlier when...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2009 11:56 pm UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

The author does not specify a specific geographical place as the setting, but what is clear is that Granny is lying in her bed at home in this story. Granny is dying, and again, the author does...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2008 7:35 am UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

There are two possible ways that this story might relate to the author. First of all, Porter was raised by her paternal grandmother, and that grandmother died when she was just eleven years old....

Latest answer posted September 25, 2007 2:09 am UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

The literal answer is, that's her name. The symbolic answer is, the author named her that because she "weather" all—she's been through a lot, survives a lot, is still standing, etc. Greg

Latest answer posted March 6, 2007 2:37 am UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

John is the man whom Granny Weatherall married and with whom she had children. He has been dead for a long time, and though Granny still feels close to him, she is also aware of having gone through...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2007 3:05 am UTC

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

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Latest answer posted June 12, 2008 12:34 am UTC

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