The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall Comparison

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As one gets to be older in age, one has generally lived through some hard times. A person’s personality will determine how they will react in a certain situation. Even if two people are in similar situations one of them may react entirely different than the other. On the other hand, one might still be in a similar situation as another, and both may react in the same way. In the stories, A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter both women had different reactions to the similar situations of being rejected by their lover and losing a loved one. In Faulkner’s story, A Rose for Emily, the main character, Miss Emily, acted out irrationally when her lover, Homer, rejected her. All her life Emily was not able to have a chance with any suitors because her father always pushed them away. When she got older she began to loose her beauty and she felt she would never get married…show more content…
Emily instantly fell in love. She even bought him a silver toilet set with his initials on it to almost buy his love, but as time passed they had still not married. Once Emily found out that Homer was not the marrying type, she went out and killed him so he would always belong to her, “The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace, but now the long sleep that outlasts love, that conquers even the grimace of love, had cuckolded him” (Faulkner) as the narrator states. Emily had acted irrationally in order to keep what she had always desired. On the other hand, in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by, Porter, Granny Weatherall had also been rejected by her lover, George. She however reacted in an
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