In "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall", why did Father Connolly tickle Granny Weatherall's feet?
The arrival of Father Connolly heralds another moment of bitter-sweet humour as he begins to perform the Last Rites on Granny Weatherall. Crucial to understanding the story is the point of view that is employed by the author - we see everything from Granny Weatherall's point of view, and as she is dying, her thinking is very confused and she makes associations that aren't expected in her stream-of-consciousness narrative. Thus, whilst Father Connolly begins his Last Rites, we see the overlapping images that are going on in...
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