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The Many Faces of Death The mystery of death is often portrayed in literature Authors tend to challenge the obscurity of the process of dying which results in varying interpretations Such is the case of the short stories An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Through the insight given through plot and point of view the dying characters are developed which leads to the Authors interpretation of death The plot of The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter is technically of a death-stricken woman lying in bed However the emotional battles she encounters with herself are the primary interest of this story Granny Weatherall reflects on the many hardships she has endured throughout her life within her stream of consciousness thoughts particularly that of being left at the alter Given Granny Weatheralls thoughts through her point of view it is noticeable that she still resents and dwells upon her past misfortunes 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 like any other woman A good house too and a good husband that I loved and fine children out of him Better than I hoped for even Tell him I was given back everything he took away from me and more Oh no oh God no there was something else besides the house the man and the children Oh surely they were not all What was it Something not given back Porter 85 2 Granny Weatherall never fully recovers from the incident with her previous fiance George As a result this permanently destroys her emotions which creates an everlasting doom of misery for Granny Weatherall She even goes so far as to correlate her experience with hell itself There was the day the day but
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