The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall Analysis

777 Words4 Pages
Granny Weatherall is a deserving name for her in “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter. The term weather means to gain strength through being exposed to and overcoming a dangerous time. This is true because she weathered John’s death, weathered a jilt by George, weathered jiltings by God, and being ready for her own death. John’s death was one of the experiences she weathered in her life. She weathered it because of her children and her determination. This meant she had to raise the children on her own. As Granny thinks of all of the cooking, cleaning, sewing, and gardening she did she sees all of that hard work in the outcome of her children. They depended on Granny and she was there to stay up all night with…show more content…
She weathered the jilt by asking God to justify being left at the altar and granny takes it as jilt after not getting a sign from God. Although it is not known if God did what Granny asked of him. Years after the jilt the memory of throwing out the cake was a symbol that Granny was letting go of the pain she was left with when George left her at the altar. Before Granny died she had requested Cornelia to do one more thing for her. “I want you to find George. Find him and be sure to tell him I forgot him. I want him to know I had my husband just the same and my children and my house just like any other woman…Tell him I was given back everything he took away and more.” My understanding of this passage is that it was her closure to George. It was her way of saying she was over him and that she moved on with John and that it wasn’t revenge. The jilt by George was the first of three jilts by God. Granny was a very religious woman and relied on God. The second jilt is when she get a fever at the age of 60. At this time Granny feels like she is ready for death. Because she believes this she writes her will and makes trips to visit all of her children. This becomes a jilt because she doesn’t die. The third jilt is when she is on her death bed and again asks God for a sign. When there is no sign she is greatly disappointed and believes she will never forgive God for

More about The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall Analysis

Open Document