Comparisons and Contrasts of Emily Grierson and Granny Weatherall.
This essay is about the similarities and differences between William Faulkner's, A Rose For Emily, and Katherine Anne Porter's, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. These are stories about two very different women, but women who also share some similar aspects in their lives and personalities. .
Emily Grierson and Granny Weatherall actually have more things in common in ways then were originally seen when the stories are first read. After reading them again more and more similarities are seen. Emily Grierson is described as coming from a wealthy family and lived in the upper class area of town while she was grown up, which as she grew older started to become the bad part of town. Her house became run down and she no longer had wealth and prestige like she and her family had at one time. In the beginning of Granny Weatherall's story she describes herself as a beautiful, young woman with fancy clothes when she was younger and talking about her John, the father of her children who died many years before. By the end she is a old, dying woman who's life became very different in that she became a woman who could take care of herself and had to do everything for herself because things needed to get done and that was how they were going to get done. It almost seems like after her husband dies she no longer had the wealth that she once had. .
Another thing that these two women have in common is that they are both very stubborn and are set in what they say and will not be persuaded otherwise. Emily in that after her father died Colonel Satoris told her some story that her father had lent money to the town and because of this she no longer had to pay taxes. It almost makes someone think that she really didn"t have the money anymore to pay for the taxes each year and that her father left much debt behind when he died. Later on in the story, years later, the new town council kept sending her notices and she kept sending them back.