English Essay 2 Research.docx - English 102-06 30 October 2019 Granny\u2019s Final Hours Katherine Ann Porter\u2019s \u201cThe Jilting of Granny Weatherall\u201d

English Essay 2 Research.docx - English 102-06 30 October...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 5 pages.

English 102-06 30 October 2019 Granny’s Final Hours Katherine Ann Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” illustrates a story of a religious woman on her deathbed. Throughout her life she has experienced her fair share of frustrations, sorrows, and unfavorable outcomes. This short story is written in a way that gives the reader an outside view looking in. It portrays death in the most realistic way, leaving anyone who has experienced a loss with a sense of empathy towards the situation. Granny begins drifting in and out of consciousness, thinking a lot about her past. She thinks about the things she must achieve the next day, death, and mainly the excruciating memory of being jilted. Granny’s eighty years have been spent being a hardworking woman and serving her household. It is clear she has devoted her whole life to into being a mother and wife up until her last breath. In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” Granny tries to convince herself that her life has been fulfilling, but she is displeased in her last moments because of things left unfinished, being treated like a child, and the loved ones she has lost. Many decades ago, Granny was first jilted by George when he fails to show up to their wedding. She is left alone and humiliated at the altar with just the priest by her side. This incident had an everlasting impact on her life ever since. Despite how much Granny tires not to think about George, she is still very much in love with him. She never built up the courage to confront George after the jilting and get the closure she deserved. Instead, she let the anger and embarrassment she felt bottle up inside for sixty years. Granny’s life had to go on, but the

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture