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Surname 1 Name Instructor Course Date The Jilting of Granny Weatherall The literature by Porter is about the last day of a bedridden eighty year old woman. The main character, Granny Weatherall, bases her experience of sixty years in the past where she got stood up by her fiancé on their wedding day. The story is written in the third party as a form of developing a steam of conscious narrative that captivates the reader as it allows them to witness scenes as participants and spectators as they follow the granny’s line of thought throughout till she loses her sanity. Themes of denial, death, betrayal, and religion are brought out through the main character who is struggling to let go of the pain that she experienced in her life as she faces her last hours of being alive. Granny Weatherall is a staunch Catholic woman who is old, self-reliant and stubborn. Her name Weatherall implies that she can withstand whatever comes her way. The husband John, passed away while still young leaving her to take care of the kids all by herself. Grandma seems to have enjoyed being a single mother as granny wishes the days when she was young with the children still young and she had the ability to do everything over again (porter 79). Granny misses when she was healthy and able as her kids relied on her and that she had her entire life ahead. Granny seems to be a perfectionist as even when she is dying she contemplates about things she is left to do and she is determined to do them “tomorrow”. Granny is old and hates being constantly being reminded as she comes out to be rude towards the doctor as she calls him a brat and insists that she is all right and capable of taking care of herself. Cornelia, her daughter is concerned about her grannies wellbeing although granny expresses how she hates being fussed over and whispered about “one issue that annoys her most is her daughter Cornelia who thought her to be dumb and deaf” (Porter 79). Granny is
Surname 2 bitter that some young arrogant doctor is treating her. Doctor Harry receives some scorn from granny as she perceives her youthful and candid nature rubbed her the wrong way. Granny rebukes the doctor for her perceived disrespect for the elderly as she insists she is all right. Granny says she will not see the boy again as he had just left five minutes ago. In reality, her daughter Cornelia explains “it was in the morning mother, its night time. The nurse is here.” Everything that granny speaks seems to be ignored by everyone even though she thinks she is speaking clearly as in reality, she can’t speak up which explains the lack of answers to her questions. She contemplates about her last love and talks about her “wounded vanity”. John, her husband and Haspy her daughter, had both died a long time ago which cause granny to be in intensive grief. At this point, it’s quite clear that her mental state is not in order considering she is talking to her daughter. Granny is nearing her death and has become delirious and constantly dreams about Haspy with a child in her arms. She recalls seeing the “light” and a

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