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Heather Duncan Mrs Diana Crawford English 102 September 28 2000 The Two Jilts of Granny Weatherall A jilt as defined by Websters Dictionary means To deceive or drop a lover suddenly or callously The character Granny Weatherall in the short story The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter endures two jilts in her life The first one being that she got jilted or dropped by her bridegroom George Her second jilt is that she is dropped by God After being left at the alter by George her first true love Granny Weatherall grows hard and unforgiving towards him developing a hate for him that will haunt her for eternity Saying the thought of him was a smoky cloud from hell proves this She continues her life she marries and has the family she wanted The whole time shes carrying the hard feelings If one refers back to the Websters definition of jilting it says to deceive a lover if you think about it didnt Granny deceive the man she married What I am saying is that you have to have an open heart to love and anyone that carried that much hatred for someone couldnt have an open heart love is sometimes said to have a cleansing effect and it doesnt look like she truly loved her husband But that is just a thought I pondered on The second jilt takes place at the end of this bitter old womans life Just like in the first jilt she is left there with no bridegroom with the priest in the house just like when George left her at the alter But this time her bridegroom is God As Granny is on her deathbed she still has the thoughts of her anger for George running through her head Recalling all of this she becomes even angrier with him She starts asking for him and saying to tell him I forgot him I
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