Yet, they simultaneously lent her the ability to soldier on through a difficult life. The combination of all who she loved, her illnesses, her tragedies and her heartbreaks, shaped Ellen’s mindset and personality, while altering the course of her life for better and for worst. Ellen Weatherall’s romantic life was marked by abandonment; her fiancé left her at the altar and her husband died young. It is significant to note that these early abandonments seemed to have left her unwilling to remarry. Also, she faced life-threatening illnesses which likely left her near-death more than once.
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” is a short story by Katherine Anne Porter, this story describes the last thoughts, feelings, and memories of an elderly woman. Granny Weatherall’s life literally “flashes” before her eyes,. Granny Weatherall has been in some way deceived or disappointed in every love relationship of her life. Her past lover George, husband John, daughter Cornelia, and God all did an injustice by what Porter refers to as “jilting.” All throughout her life, Granny gained her strength by the people that she felt jilted by. A cycle of wrongdoing caused Granny to be a mixture of strength, bitterness, and ultimate fear as she faces her last moments in life.
For instance, she says “Get along doctor your [sic]” (Porter). Granny’s mind wanders off and on throughout the short story. Things like George’s love letters being up in the attack, George is an ex fiancé that left her at the altar. She holds a grudge on him and wants nothing more than revenge. Throughout this short story Granny holds grudges and feels like she needs to get revenge.
Granny gained her strength by the people that she felt jilted by. George stood Granny up at the altar; he never showed at all and it is never stated that she heard from him again. The pain forced Granny to be strong, in which is proved by her thoughts when she is asked if anything could be done for her. “I want you to find George. Find him and be sure to tell him I forgot him.
The reader is not actually told how she died, the only explanation given is she fell ill in her house and died as a result. Faulkner explains that the whole town went to her funeral because she was a fallen monument for the town, but then goes and says the women just went to see what was in her house. The next death revealed is the death of Colonel Sartoris, who was dead for a decade but Emily refused to believe it. Faulkner then introduces the death of Emily’s father; an event very important to the story. Also mentioned in the story is the madness and death of Emily’s great- aunt, old lady Wyatt.
In 1904 Horney’s mother divorced her father and left him with Karen and young Berndt. She began Medical school in 1906 where she met her husband Oscar Horney and married him in 1909. Just before her mother passed away, she had the first of three daughters in 1910. In 1911 her stepmother Sonni died and this brought more depression into her life. After her mother passed away she decided to study psychoanalysis.
The neglect from her brother and low self-esteem led to Horney’s depression which would affect her for the rest of her life. In 1904 Horney’s stepmother divorced her father and left him to raise Horney and Brendlt by himself. “In 1906, Horney entered medical school against her parent's wishes. At medical school, she met Oscar Horney and married him in 1909. In 1910, she gave birth to Brigitte, the first of three daughters.
This a secret story of an unwanted daughter, it is a memorable and enjoyable story. When Yen Jun-Ling is born her mother dies, and that is the catastrophe of her life. Not only does her father turn from the five children he had by his first wife when he marries again, but her three brothers and sister also despise Jun-Ling for being the cause of their own neglect. The third brother tells her: It all stems from our mama dying when you were born. Big sister and our two older brothers knew her better than I did.
Throughout the film, many conflicts arise with Granny Weatherall. The storyline presents an internal conflict as Granny is struggling against her own physical limitations, such as her age and the illness she has. It is also told from a stream of consciousness point of view as we know all of Granny’s thoughts and reactions. Some internal conflicts include Granny Weatherall against herself when she tries her hardest to forget about her lover in her twenties, George. She looks back on times when George jilted her and tries to leave it in the past.
“We all go through the same things-it’s all just a different kind of the same thing!” (194). Mrs. Hale feels connected to Minnie as an oppressed woman and believes that by helping her, she is helping all women. Mrs. Hale has a lot of guilt for not having been a better friend to Minnie and for not seeing her more often. She continually voices her deep regret for refusing to visit Minnie. “The picture of that girl, the fact that she had lived neighbor to that girl for twenty years, and had let her die for lack of life, was suddenly more than [Mrs. Hale] could bear” (194).