What are the conflicts in "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"?

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Granny Weatherall conflicts with Doctor Harry, who treats her like a little girl despite the fact that he is so much younger than she is. He says to her, "'Now, now, be a good girl, and we'll have you up in no time.'" Granny Weatherall points out that this is an inappropriate way to speak to an older woman even if she happens to be sick, and she tells him, "'I'd have you respect your elders, young man.'" She feels that he is disrespectful to her.

Granny Weatherall also has a bit of conflict with her daughter Cornelia, who cares for her in her illness. She thinks,

It was like Cornelia to whisper around doors. She always kept things secret in such a public way. She was always being tactful and kind. Cornelia was dutiful; that was the trouble with her. Dutiful and good: "So good and dutiful," said Granny, "that I'd like to spank her." She saw herself spanking Cornelia and making a fine job of it.

Granny grows irritated with...

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