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However, for Granny life has not always gone according to plan. I liked this story better than death of Ivan Ilyich because hilting the main character. The story of an old woman, on her deathbed. Truly made me depressed Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise.

The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter

Return to Book Page. She imagines finding her tge child, Hapsy, after wandering through several rooms. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The last sentence should say George, not John.

She found a good husband and had children and a house “like any other woman”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He mocked the reporter who asked him about the secret of his longevity.

Such was the social stigma that existed again at the time the story was written that many women rather than face exclusion from society married in order to remain accepted by society. She feels like the world is dark and she lights annee match for them and once there is light, her offspring leave her and they don’t need her. 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.


This page was last edited on 30 Januaryat Sep 30, Rachael Drenckpohl rated it really liked it. May 15, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her unfinished business primarily concerns a bundle of letters she has stored in the attic, some from her long-dead husband, John, but primarily those from a man named Weathherall who jilted Granny Weatherall sixty years ago.

Katherine Anne Porter was off Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. A woman who was left at the altar on her wedding day, and despite this strong d This short story needs precise precision and fastidious eyes to understand and analyze the elements and to annee the plot.

She thinks that she has lived a life with no problems, but that turns out to not be true.

At the time the story was written many women who became pregnant out of wedlock ended up getting married, though did not necessarily marry the father of their unborn child. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style.

No yhe or quizzes yet. But death is a major theme here and Granny has thought about it many years before. I love the feel about the usefulness of denial.


The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

In The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter we have the theme of loss, regret, rejection, acceptance, letting go, perseverance, paralysis and denial. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I actually read this in February but it’s a short story within my LIT book that I counted as read already: It is also after reading the story that the reader realises that Porter may be exploring the theme of loss.

At some point, it seems that the main objective was forgotten; the craft of writing and capturing reader’s attention through simple yet captivating ideas, the essence of conveying emotions and wisdom and lessons and views, rather than convoluted styles that were hard to unearth. She takes money from a Polish man and gives it to his bitter, mortal enemy Michael Cawley rated it liked it Sep 13, At times, Granny thinks she is speaking and saying what she wants, but she isn’t.

Dermot Post Author February 22, Father Connolly arrives to administer the last rites. She became an independent widow. Dai Actis rated it really liked it Apr 16,