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This is particularly important if the work is open to contradictory interpretations. In the teaching of “The Jilting of Granny. Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter. “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” a short story by Katherine Anne Porter, was first published in in a very hip literary magazine called transition (That’s right. Complete summary of Katherine Anne Porter’s The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Jilting of Granny.

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As she senses her time running out, she thinks of weatheraall the things she wants to tell her children, who have assembled to say their goodbyes. There is also some other symbolism apart from the setting which may also be important.

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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

I liked it and did not hate reading it. Which may lead some readers to suspect that part of the story is narrated in the first person.

Jul 12, Megan rated it liked it. She imagines finding her dead child, Hapsy, after wandering through several rooms.

She has “weathered all” that life has presented. Despite the suggestion by Granny that she has moved on from the fact that George has rejected her and that she has found happiness with John the reader is left suspecting that Granny has never fully accepted that George has abandoned her.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Truly made me depressed She was once a young, hopeful bride-to-be. A great premise to use for showing off the technique of stream of consciousness. Granny’s “bones felt loose, and floated around in her skin”. She is known for her penetrating insight; her works deal with dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil.

Porter may also be using the setting of the story to explore the theme of paralysis. I jiltlng this porher a good short-story, but it shou This story was alright. Statements consisting only of original research weathersll be removed. Sixty years ago she was to marry George.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Return to Book Page. Harry and her grown daughter, Cornelia.

katberine Michael Cawley rated it liked it Sep 13, Apr 11, Larissa Katarina rated it liked it. Cornelia will always remind her of George. Feeling as if God has rejected her just as George once did, Granny feels immense grief and, with that, the candle blows out and she dies.


Granny asks God for a sign of assurance that she is loved and accepted, but there is no sign. Although her scars may not be visible to the human eye, by revealing what goes on deep inside her private thoughts, Porter uncovers the wounded pride and vanity that Granny has tried for sixty years to keep hidden, even from those closest to her.

The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter

Sep 02, Paul LaFontaine rated it did not like it. Elizabeth Gilmore rated it really liked it Mar 24, Julia rated it liked it Sep 17, Granny kattherine she does not need the priest.

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Books by Katherine Anne Porter. Once again, her thoughts shift. This story was alright. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A spoiler alert is not necessary before saying that because it is clear from the start. Thanks for the comment Anthony and thank you for highlighting that prter.