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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

Summary: Analyzes the short story, "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall", by Katherine Porter. Examines the symbolism of the main character's name as well as major themes, focusing on the pain inherent to the human condition.
Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" depicts the story of a dying woman's life. Throughout her eighty years of life Mrs. Weatherall has had her fair share of disappointments, heartaches, and unfavorable outcomes. This short story is written in a manner that allows the reader to get an outside view looking in; similar to looking at the story through a window as if being acted out in front of you in the theater. The story is eloquently written and leaves the reader with a sense of familiarity towards the family. The populations of readers who have had the pleasure of experiencing this pathetic story have come to relate their own experiences and disappointments towards the story and have empathetic feelings towards the main character Granny Weatherall. This story has many themes, but when I read it the underlying feeling of understanding and familiarity I related...

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