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The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Websters dictionary described the word jilt as the act of breaking with a lover who does not want to end the relation ship in a callously light-headed way Jilting took ona double meaning in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter with Grannys strength and weaknesses revealed by her reactions to her being left at the altar and her slow death sixty years later The most obvious conflict of The Jilting of Granny Weatherall was Granny struggling withdeath She came off strong stating Get along and doctor your sick leave a well woman alone and saying when she was sixty years old she had felt old and was preparing to die after writing her will After getting over a long fever some twenty years earlier Gran ny had once and for all gotten over the idea of dieing Although trying to appear strong during her struggle with death and commenting she couldnt be worried now she had ongoing illusions of her dead daughter Hapsy and Hapsys baby This showed she didnt want to die and wished she could go back to see her children young again and to possibly save Hapsy or at least say goo dbye Granny being left at the altar was the underlying conflict of the story and was actually more of what the story was about Granny had internal conflicts about her being jilted and was angry at George a lover from her past Granny said she would like to find him and tell George she forgot him but because he was mentioned so much she obviously had not forgotte n She wanted George to know she had her husband John and fine children but something was missing Granny had a life of hard work after the death of her husband installing fence rows with only the help of a young negro boy For sixty years she ha
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