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Katherine Anne Porter
The story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" is told by a third-person narrator with a limited perspective that often merges with the stream-of-consciousness thoughts of the main character, Ellen Weatherall.
"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" is written in the past tense.
The title "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" has a double meaning, the second one becoming clear as the story ends. First, it refers to an event in the main character Ellen Weatherall's past when she was left at the altar by her fiancé, George. Secondly, it also refers to the absence of a sign from God at the moment of her death when there is once again no bridegroom. In this case, the reference is to Jesus Christ.
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