Eng 102 Paper 1 - Name Name Mr Hammersmith ENG 102 21 Feb 2011 The Unshakable Roller-Coaster Katherine Anne Porters The Jilting of Granny Weatherall The

Eng 102 Paper 1 - Name Name Mr Hammersmith ENG 102 21 Feb...

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Name Name Mr. Hammersmith ENG 102 21 Feb. 2011 The Unshakable Roller-Coaster: Katherine Anne Porter’s The Jilting of Granny Weatherall The Jilting of Granny Weatherall is a short story by Katherine Anne Porter which displays the last hours of a dying grandmother. Ellen Weatherall is an old lady in her eighties who, on her deathbed, is having flashbacks of her past life and also looking ahead into what awaits her. Granny is a strong, yet vulnerable woman who has managed to carry on in life through the loss of many loved ones; she has encountered the rejection of her fiancé George, the loss of her husband John, and also the loss of her favorite child Hapsy. Of all the tragedies in her life, the jilting of Granny on her wedding day has left her the biggest emotional scar. Though Granny has prayed so hard to forget George, it is very apparent that the rage is still there. All she wants is for George to see that he did not harm her at all. Granny is not the type of person who will allow herself to be defeated in any condition. The

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