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the jilting of granny weatherall

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Ying Li Dr. Muriel Brennan English 110 AG Feb. 2, 2008 Literature Response Sheet Title : “The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall” Author : Katherine Anne Porter Narrator : nonparticipant and partially omniscient. Setting : deathbed; Protagonist : Granny Weatherall Antagonist : death, John Characters : George, Haspy, Cornelia, Galton, Dr. Harry, Father Connelly Symbols : death is the relief of everything. Polarities : death vs. jilting Plot: Granny Weatherall, an eighty-year-old, is lying in the bed at the last moment of her life. During this last period, surrounded by her surviving children, she is reminiscing something unforgettable in her whole life. The most memorable was the day she was jilted by her husband-to-be on their wedding sixty years earlier. Finally she is afraid of being jilted from God. Theme : Death should be the relief of sadness and fear, but some people do not think that way.
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Unformatted text preview: Response : Granny Weatherall’ s last thoughts at the end of her life journey were like a book of autobiography, and it reflected in detail that people who die a natural death. The main character reminisced about love, hate and bitter life journey. Through Granny Weatherall’s portrayal, an exploration of the human mind as it struggles to come to terms with loss and mortality. Granny Weatherall did not relieve from those sadness and fear, such as jilted by her bridegroom and being afraid of being jilted by God at her last moment. The author employs Granny Weather to illustrate such people in real life. Such personality limits people’s attitude toward life, and they encase themselves into a box of sadness and fear and are hardly able to break through that box....
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