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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

Summary: Interprets Katherine Ann Porter's story, "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." Concludes that Granny did actually receive a sign from God, just not exactly what she had intended. Agrees with Hoefel's feminist interpretation, stating that Granny's character was formed by the diminutive treatment of men in her life.
The ambiguities in Katherine Ann Porter's "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" have provided fertile ground for widely different interpretations (B. Laman). I agree with Laman's viewpoint of this novel, which states that Granny did actually receive a sign from God, just not exactly what she had intended. However, I also agree with Hoefel's feminist interpretation, stating that Granny's character was formed by the diminutive treatment of men in her life.

Granny demonstrated all her life that she is an independent and pragmatic woman, who does what needs to be done with or without a man. Mostly she appears better off without a man (Laman). Although George had the ability to pitch her soul into the deep pit of hell.I agree with Laman when she states Granny's last act contradicts her own theories that only by the submission to a man, and by being a...

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