The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

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The authors of “A good man is hard to find” and “ The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” are both great short stories that present divergent seniors. For example, “Leave a well women alone. I’ll call for you when I want you… Where were you forty years ago when I pulled through mild-leg and double pneumonia?” (261) This explains Granny Weatherall sees herself as an independent women that can do anything without any assistance. Granny Weatherall is also presented as a gritty character because of the way she carries herself. Weatherall gratification comes from her strengths that she has done as a mother and after being a mother and father after Weatherall husband John, died. “Weatherall” is significant because granny has been through it all. Granny’s last name is important because it is a literal metaphorical term that concerns the struggles she had to face to bring her family into a good path. Granny Weatherall lost her favorite daughter, Haspy, endured a spouse loss, and survived an illness she encountered. Granny Weatherall has been through the worst times in life and that is where her pride comes to show. However, while “A good man is hard to find” presents a different senior. For instance, “ There was a secret panel in this house,” she said craftily, not telling the truth but wishing that she were” Nameless grandma was a dishonest, judgemental and selfish person.
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