Sometimes people hold on to events that happened long ago and are never quite able .
to forgive people who have hurt them. The focus of their everyday life is tainted by .
these long ago events and they lose sight of things that are going on around them.
In â€ The Jilting of Granny Weatherallâ€, Granny Weatherall is trapped in the past and .
cannot appreciate the people surrounding her in the last moments of her long eventful .
In this story, Granny Weatherall is bedridden and lives with her .
daughter Cornelia who is trying very hard to care for her eighty-year-old mother.
Cornelia is trying to treat her mother well but Granny does not see this at .
all. Granny thinks that Cornelia is making too much of a fuss over her and treats her like .
a child. In reality, Cornelia knows that Grannyâ€™s time has come and is trying in every .
way to make her motherâ€™s last moments meaningful and filled with love. Granny .
Weatherall is bothered by the little things that Cornelia does or doesnâ€™t do that donâ€™t fit .
in with they way Granny herself would do things. She considers Cornelia weak and .
dutiful and unable to make the smallest of decisions. Granny is not aware of the .
fleetingness of the moment and even thinks she may go back to live in her own home .
where â€œat least there she can have peace and rest.â€ .
But instead of peace and rest, Grannyâ€™s mind is cluttered with thoughts that span the .
globe. One moment, she is thinking about all the things that are â€œleft undoneâ€ and make .
her want to â€œroll up her sleeves and put this whole place to rights again.â€ She drifts in and .
out of awareness of her surroundings and up, around, and through her life. She thinks of .
her children and longs to see them. Especially the child that she misses the most, Hapsy. .
She knows that she will soon see Hapsy and this is the saving grace of her approaching .