Jilting Essay - Whyte 1 Travis Whyte Mary Hart ENG. 1020-10...

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Whyte 1 Travis Whyte Mary Hart ENG. 1020-10 12 February 2008 Elements of Literature in “Granny Weatherall” “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" was written by Katherine Anne Porter and first published in 1929. The story is of a woman named Granny Weatherall who is on her deathbed. As she is surrounded by friends and family she remembers the life she has lived. She describes being thrown a loop or jilted many times in her life, first by her husband-to-be and finally by death. The story was eventually made into a movie directed by Randa Haines with Geraldine Fitzgerald Playing Granny (IMDB). The story has many themes in it but none is more propionate than that of self-pity, disillusionment, and control. The First major theme in the story is that of self-pity. As a result of Granny's wedding day jilting she feels sorry for herself throughout the rest of her life. She also has become suspicious of everyone. This is shown when the doctor is speaking to Cornelia in the beginning of the story, outside of Granny's room. Granny exclaims, "First off go away and don't whisper!"(154) Granny was apparently under the impression that the two of them were speaking ill of her behind her back. Granny Weatherall seems to thrive on disillusionment and despair. At first Granny
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ENG 1020 taught by Professor Hart during the Spring '08 term at Laramie County Community College.

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Jilting Essay - Whyte 1 Travis Whyte Mary Hart ENG. 1020-10...

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