The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter

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Topics for Further Study

(Short Stories for Students)

If the story were told in third-person through the eyes of a narrator who was not Granny Weatherall, how would it be different? Do you think that if it had been written from a different point of view that it would still be a good story?

Discuss the symbolism of Granny Weatherall's name. Think of some other names from literary works that have symbolic meanings. Do such tactics help you understand a story or novel better?

Research the phenomenon of the near-death experience. How do some people's accounts of what they believe to be death compare with Granny Weatherall's? How are they similar, and how are they different?