Review Of ' The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall ' Essay

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Character Development in “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” In the short story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” author Katherine Anne Porter develops the main character of Granny Weatherall in the confines of a small house from the character’s point of view. Through Granny’s life, her experiences, circumstances, and the jilting, the character of Granny Weatherall is explained, revealing a complex individual. The author in this story develops the character of Granny through the experiences of a hard life, her marriage and family, and the jilting. One of the first ways that Porter develops the character of Granny is through her hard life. Granny mentions her hard past while talking to the doctor attending her: “Where were you forty years ago when I pulled through milk-leg and double pneumonia?” (Porter 189). Sickness of this severity will claim most individuals of this time period, showing the reader this characters resilience through adversity. Robert Blake feels that “Granny’s mind wanders to things that needed to be done tomorrow – dusting, and straightening, and going through the box in the attic containing love letters from George, the fiancé who jilted her, and John, her long deceased husband, and her letters to them” (Blake 2). Even ill, Granny reminisces over several profound and terrible moments in her life; chores to be done, a jilting fiancé, and a deceased husband. In reflection Granny retells a moment of her history, “she had fenced in a hundred acres…

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