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The Fearless Granny Weatherall In the short story The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Katherine Anne Porter introduces an amazing character As her name suggests Granny Weatherall has gone through it all during her eighty years Over the course of her lifetime she has become the person she is on her death bed Granny was not born with her character but developed it through her relationships Over a lifetime a person builds character and becomes recognized by it This is the case with Ellen Weatherall the woman we all know as Granny From joy to bitter hardships Granny has weathered all life has offered in her eighty years Through her final hours as she reflects on her past the reader can see just how Granny has come to be the woman she is The third person limited point of view in this short story provides the ability to view the world through Grannys eyes One of the earliest examples of this is in the opening paragraphs while she is being visited by Doctor Harry She explains that many years ago she endured a bout with double pneumonia and milk leg In the time that she lived overcoming such illnesses was a feat She performed that feat and thus feels superior to the doctor Strong willed and very stubborn she has come to believe that she can beat the odds at anything A young doctor would know very little about what she needs Her orneriness toward the doctor shows that her orneriness gives her spunk She may be stubborn but it is admirable in her old age When she was going through the hardest illnesses of her life he was far from being a doctor Granny puts her utmost effort in expressing this to the doctor The strength shines through as she needs little prompting in expressing her feelings One of Grannys major character traits is her strength As Granny watches life go on around
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