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Websters dictionary described the word jilt as the act of breaking with a lover who does notwant to end the relation ship in a callously light-headed way Jilting took ona double meaning inThe Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter with Grannys strength andweaknesses revealed by her reactions to her being left at the altar and her slow death sixtyyears 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 aloneand saying when she was sixty years old she had felt old and was preparing to die after writingher will After getting over a long fever some twenty years earlier Gran ny had once and for allgotten over the idea of dieing Although trying to appear strong during her struggle with deathand commenting she couldnt be worried now she had ongoing illusions of her dead daughterHapsy and Hapsys baby This showed she didnt want to die and wished she could go back tosee 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 ofwhat the story was about Granny had internal conflicts about her being jilted and was angry atGeorge a lover from her past Granny said she would like to find him and tell George she forgothim but because he was mentioned so much she obviously had not forgotte n She wantedGeorge to know she had her husband John and fine children but something was missingGranny had a life of hard work after the death of her husband installing fence rows with only thehelp of a young negro boy For sixty years she ha d thoughts about George and was mad andweak at the thought of him leaving her The Jilting of Granny Weatherall was
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