The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter

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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...

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