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1.What is your opinion of Granny Weatherall and the life she led? Explain.
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Katherine Anne Porter
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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall was written by Katherine Anne Porter using the form of modernism.
Modernism is a form of writing that gives the reader a vague and unclear message of the theme.
The story takes place in Granny Weatherall's bedroom, but most of the action occurs in her head. It is the story of the last day for the eighty year old woman, and she ponders her children and her life in her head while she lays in bed. As she nears death, she recollects important events in her life including the jilting that took place when she was young and about to marry a man named George. George left her at the wedding, with the cake and guests, and Granny never let go of the memory. This memory is what dominates her thoughts as she nears death. At the end of the story as she asks God for a sign and doesn't get one, she feels that now God has jilted her. She blows out the light, and the story is over.
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