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Running head: THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL1The Jilting of Granny WeatherallIndiana Wesleyan UniversityEnglish 243Professor CarriereMay 29, 2017
THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL2Thesis: In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” Katherine Ann Porter used settings to describe an aging woman’s struggle with her own mortality.The Jilting of Granny Weatherall is a story about a woman who is at the end stage of her life and is thinking about the events that changed her path in life. Granny has not come to terms with her death and when Doctor Harry is assessing her she tells him to “Leave a well woman alone, I’ll call you when I want you…. Where were you forty years ago when I pulled through a milk – leg and double pneumonia” (Porter in Edwards, 2016. pg. 453). Granny was left at the altar by George, who broke her heart “For sixty years she had prayed against remembering him and losing her soul in the deep pit of hell, and now two things were mingled in one and the

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