and granny closed two fingers around Jimmy's thumb. Beads wouldn't do, it must be
something alive. She was so amazed her thoughts ran round and round. So, my dear
Lord, this is my death and I wasn't even thinking about it. My children have come to see
me die. But I can't, it's not time. Oh, I always hated surprises.
Identify two themes that are clearly developed in this excerpt of "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." How
does the author develop the two themes over the course of this excerpt? Be sure to use specific details
from the text to support your answer.