Granny Weatherall Essay

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I, Jacob Dylan Powers, certify that I have personally completed this assignment based on my own personal efforts. I understand if I use outside sources, I must properly give my source(s) credit using the APA format and my paper should not include more than 20% of direct quotes from other sources. I understand if I do not provide proper credit to outside sources, I will be documented for plagiarism and be required to resubmit a new assignment. I will not divulge the content of this assignment or any of my work, generally or specifically, to any current or future James Madison High School students. DATE: 7/8/15 Katherine Anne Porter was a bestselling novel writer of the early and mid nineteen hundreds, but her short stories truly received the most critical acclaim. It can be seen through her work that death seems to be a re-occurring center point, as it certainly is the leading theme in her short story The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. In The Jilting of Granny Weatherall we get a brief glimpse in to the life of an elderly woman, as she recounts events from her life prior to being of poor health and on her deathbed. The story was published and based in the 1930’s, a time when in-home hospice was as, if not more popular than being treated in a facility. Granny Weatherall is in her home, sick and being visited by her friends and family as she lay and await her closely approaching death. The company, though only having intentions of spending a few last moments with the dying woman, seem to be taking away from time Mrs. Weatherall would rather spend lying alone in silence. As with most that are facing death Mrs. Weatherall is caught up in the memories, good and bad, of the 80 years of her life that had ultimately led her here. She begins with recounting her first time feeling jilted, being left at the altar by her husband to be, and so subsequently builds the fearful
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