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Sixty years ago she was to marry George. As she “rummages around her mind”, she senses death lurking nearby, and she desires to stave it off, at least until she can tie up some loose ends. Sep 02, Paul LaFontaine rated it did not like it. When they are actually coming to pay their last respects. No trivia or quizzes yet. She muses that he will not recognize her, since he will be expecting a “young woman with the peaked Spanishish comb in her hair and the painted fan”.

Cassandra rated it it was amazing Nov 08, She draws an intimate portrait of a strong, independent woman who, over the course of a lifetime, has harbored a deep and painful secret. When she jiltibg told about the preacher, seatherall does not think about death. You want to hate her but you can’t help but like her and feel sorry for her.

Short Story Analysis: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter – The Sitting Bee

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. We can tell that from the reaction or lack there of of those around. Apr 11, Larissa Katarina rated it liked it. The last sentence should katherone George, not John. But death is a major theme here and Granny has thought about it many years before.


She thinks she has accepted death, but she truly hasn’t.

Her father lived to beso she might just last to “plague Cornelia a little”. Decades of hard work have taken a toll on her. She made her peace with God long ago.

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We also have Braggioni, Lupe and Eugenio, together with some other minor characters. Feb 16, Fay rated it it was amazing.

He is the controversial, mean, scheming leader of men who are involved in subversive activities. Feb 04, Amera Markous rated it liked it.

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Indeed, when she was sixty, she made a tour to say an anticipated goodbye. Dermot Post Author February 22, She was once a young, hopeful bride-to-be. Did not connect with this one. But overallthe story affected me personally and made me think of my future and how will i turn to be if i was put in such tough situations as Pf.


Chloe rated it it was amazing Oct 11, She takes money from a Polish man and gives it to his bitter, mortal enemy In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. She became an independent widow. Weatherall is in bed dying and everyone is crowding around her and trying to talk to her maybe because I’m reading this while I’m super tired and ready to pass out.

The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

Sep 30, Rachael Drenckpohl rated it really liked it. Hapsy is standing with a baby on her arm, and suddenly Granny becomes Hapsy and Hapsy becomes the baby. I think this is a good short-story, but it shou This story was alright. The story of an old woman, on her deathbed. Lists with This Book.

The Sitting Bee, 30 May. Porter may also be using the setting of the story to explore the theme of paralysis. I thought it was a bit slow, but well-written. Be the first to ask a question about The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. J rated it liked it Jan 23, Granny dismisses this professional because he is so much younger than herself.