Prisoner of the past

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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  The Jilting of Granny Weatherall , 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 Granny's time has come and is trying in every

way to make her mother's last moments meaningful and filled with love. Granny

Weatherall is bothered by the little things that Cornelia does or doesn't do that don't fit

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