(a) As Granny Weatherall drifts in and out of consciousness her memories are centered around one the more painful times in her past. The painful memory is George jilting her, it is the memory that mingles in with other near the end of the story, she remembers vividly and asks herself, "What does a woman do when she has put on the white veil and set out the white cake for a man and he doesn’t come?" ( 3)
(b) The thought of George Jilting her is mingled with the thought of how George never harmed him in anything else, she remembers that, "For sixty years she had prayed against remembering him and against losing her soul in the deep pit of hell" ( 3).