What would be some very good compare/contrast points when comparing the stories "A Rose for Emily" and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"?

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I think it's interesting to note that the stories were written within one year of each other: "A Rose for Emily" was written in 1929, and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" was written in 1930. Both describe stubborn older women who have lived through some difficult times. Granny Weatherall was jilted by her first fiance, abandoned before their wedding. Emily Grierson was jilted in a somewhat different way: her father drove away all her suitors and then died leaving her completely alone. Both situations were likely humiliating to the women, and both had to live with the emotional repercussions of their abandonment. Granny Weatherall, on one hand, handles these repercussions well, moving on and finding love with another man and building a happy life filled with children. Emily Grierson, on the other hand, does not bounce back from her "jilting"; instead, she murders a man in order to prevent him from being yet another person who abandons her. Then she sleeps with his corpse for upwards of thirty years: demonstrably less healthy.

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The most obvious would be the characters of Miss Emily and Granny Weatherall.  Both are very stubborn old women who are set in their ways and ho have jaded views of reality.  Both harbor resentments about their pasts, too.  Both women have also been betrayed and jilted.  Emily, for example, has been betrayed by her father because of the way he raised her.  He did not let her have a normal childhood and adolescence because he kept her so sheltered.  Granny Weatherall was jilted by George, who left her at the altar, and by Hapsy, her child who died.  There are many more similiarities and quite a few differences, too!

Another similarity is the setting. Both stories are set in Southern states.  Both women also have similar value systems that are clearly Southern in nature. 

Some of the differences include the authors' writing styles, the themes of the stories, and the tones of each story.

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