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Young Jae YooProfessor HarperEnglish IIJuly 27, 2011Character analysis essay“The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” a short story by Katherine Anne Porter, describes the last thought, feeling and memories of an elderly woman. As Granny Weatherall’s life literally “flashes” before her eyes, the story appears importance of the title to define characters of Granny Weatherall. Granny Weatherall has been in some way deceived or disappointed in every love relationship in her life. Her past lover George, husband John, daughter Cornelia, and God all did an injustice by what Porter refers as “jilting.’’ This endless cycle of her mistaken actions caused Granny to be a maximum strength, bitterness, and ultimate fear as she faces her last moments in her life. Two lovers of Granny whom she felt jilted by became a reason that she had to stay stronger. George stood Granny up at the altar. He never showed at all and it is never stated that she heard from him again. The pain forced Granny to be strong as is proven by her thoughts when she is asked if anything could be done for her. “

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