Jilting of Granny Weatherall Essay - The Jilting of Granny...

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall AP English Literature “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter is a short story from the eyes of a woman on her deathbed, narrated from a third-person omniscient perspective that occasionally lapses to her first person viewpoint. Weatherall spends her last days in a hallucinating stupor, her life flashing before her eyes in bits and pieces. She remembers the letters to John and George she wants to throw out from the attic before she goes, to make sure her kids don’t see what a fool she was, before her mind wanders to her children: Jimmy, Lydia, asking for business advice and parenting advice as young adults. Cornelia, her daughter living with her, shows rising panic as Weatherall fails to comprehend basic things and acts strangely, and goes to get Father Conolly for last rites. Weatherall remembers Hapsy, her favorite daughter, picturing her in the house with

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