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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall-I&A #1 In 1966, Katherine Anne Porter in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stores. One of her well known works is the short story of The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. Nice background information but give credit to your source. The story demonstrates the literary techniques of foreshadowing, conflict, and recognition to emphasize how the main character, Granny experiences her negligence unclear word choice, denial of what?, and acceptance of what? which leads to her demise. The title itself explicitly explains the overarching theme of the story. According to Merriam Webster, the word jilt means “to cast off or reject (someone, such as a lover) capriciously or unfeelingly”. .” The author intended the title to discuss that Granny was “jilted” not only by the man that left her at the altar but also by God. As the story progresses, the author refers to religion in many scenarios by the use of God, Lord, and etc. Nice information but make sure and end with the I&A thesis. First, the literary device that emphasizes Porter’s intent of her story is through the her use of foreshadowing. Foreshadow is a prediction of what will happen in the end or middle of the story before it happening. She states in the beginning of the story that Granny’s her [Granny’s ] “[…] bones felt loose, and floated around in her skin, and Doctor Harry floated like a balloon around the foot of the bed. He floated and pulled down his waistcoat and swung his glasses on a cord” (409). Granny’s physical description explains how frail and broken her body is due to old age. The statement “felt loose” and “floated” implies that Granny’s physical body is like a soul

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