younger they all were when he died and that he wouldn’t even recognize her now because the years of hard work and toil changes a woman. 7.Cornelia seems to have become the caretaker for Granny, at least at the late stage of her life. Cornelia was a kind and dutiful daughter, this latter characteristic was something that granny did not like (paragraph 10). Cornelia humors her mother to keep the peace, another trait that annoyed Granny. Cornelia is more tender than her mother. Where we see Granny growing obstinate in these last hours, Cornelia is there with a hand on her
Danhof 9mother’s cheek (paragraph 19) and weeping at her bedside in paragraph 30.8.Paragraph 41 seems to indicate that Hapsy had died, probably in childbirth. 9.I would call the character of Dr. Harry a flat character as he more of a supporting role that is not necessary to the story. He doesn’t grow at all and we are given very little description of him or his personality. 10. Granny feels that now, in the throws of death, she has again been jilted, rejected and abandoned. She expected God to show up and He didn’t, just as she had waited, presumably with a priest, in paragraph 29 for George and he never showed up. Now here she was again, in paragraph 61, with the priest, waiting for the bridegroom to nevershow up. This story makes me think of the parable found in Matthew 25:1-3 of the ten virgins with their lamps. Five were foolish and unprepared and took no additional oil, but the other five were wise and took additional oil for their lamps so that when the bridegroom appeared, they were prepared and could go out to meet him. The five that were prepared went in with him, but the other five were left outside the gates.11. I would ask the critic to elaborate. Why does he find the story so uninteresting? Is there something within himself that doesn’t want to face up to the reality of the content? It is a confusing story and takes multiple reads. Did he do this? Did he give it the time it needs to sink in and begin to make sense? To see that within the ramblings and
Danhof 10wanderings in thought, in and out of reality and fantasy, in and out of consciousness, there is a beautiful and tragic theme being woven throughout. Death is something that each and every person will face save for the return of Christ. It is sometimes a harsh reality to face up to, but something that should be dealt with. What does the afterlife hold? Moreover, reading through this story gets one thinking about their own life circumstances and what things you may look back on with regret when you reach the end of your own life.