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