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  • Rule Of The Southern Code
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    The Diminishing Southern Code in William Faulkner's The Unvanquished In the novel The Unvanquished, by William Faulkner, most of the characters strictly follow by a code of laws and moral values called the Southern Code. At the beginning of the book, the characters follow the Southern Code more strictly than at the end. Some of the rules which start to diminish during the course of the novel are as follows: no stealing, no profanity, no lying, treat women and the elderly with respect, and seek r...
  • Jilting Of Granny Weatherall
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    "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall", a short story by Katherine Anne Porter, describes the last thoughts, feelings, and memories of an elderly woman. As Granny Weatherall's life literally "flashes" before here yes, the importance of the title of the story becomes obvious. GrannyWeatherall has been in some way deceived or disappointed in every love relationship of her life. Her past lover George, husband John, daughter Cornelia, and God all did an injustice by what Porter refers to as "jilting". T...
  • Granny Watches Life
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    The Fearless Granny Weatherall In the short story The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Katherine Anne Porter introduces an amazing character. As her name suggests, Granny Weatherall has gone through it all during her eighty years. Over the course of her lifetime she has become the person she is on her death bed. Granny was not born with her character, but developed it through her relationships. Over a lifetime a person builds character and becomes recognized by it. This is the case with Ellen Weathe...
  • Jilting Of Granny Weatherall
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    Having read "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter once before, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the short story. With more understanding of the story now, it is much easier to consider the how Granny's actions are acceptable rather than rash at times. Granny's character is one where everyone can relate to because each one of us manages to feel sorry for her through the problems she must face along her long road to death. I also found myself wanting her to get to...
  • Character Granny Weatherall In The Story
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    The character Granny Weatherall in the story, the jilting of granny weather all, is a interesting character. She is a well developed character that is given a lot of personality. Since granny can be said to be a modernist person, most of her traits reflect that. She also has values that she holds to and things that motivate her much like real people. Traits that would describe granny are independence and strength. One of her values that the story shows that she holds on to is religion. Her motiv...
  • Charley's Older Brother Johnny
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    Charley Skedaddle Charley Skedaddle is a story that takes place during the Civil War (1861-1865) in the North. The main character is Charley Stephen Quinn. He was a young boy growing up in New York City without parents. Charley's older brother Johnny died at the Battle of Gettysburg. We learned about Johnny through Charley's memories. He lives with his older sister Noreen, who recently became engaged to be married. Charley was involved in a street gang called the Bowery Boys. Charley has had a r...
  • Granny
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    Katherine Porter writes a story about a Granny who suffered many an unfortunate circumstances in her life. The title Jilting seem to tell it all. From these circumstances she learned to adjust and continue with life in a positive way. Unlike today's mindset she took the responsibility for everything that happened to her. Each of these events molded and shaped her into the woman she became. At this moment laying in her deathbed she is now having problems accepting what is happening to her. She ke...
  • Daughter Of My Mom
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    Many people have sweet memories about their childhood connected with their parents and grandparents. I think my mom and me are not really one of them. As for me one of the reasons was my grandma's personality-she was not that nice, kind, wise and funny granny as there is a belief she should of be. There were many things that created her rough character, like World War I and II. Nevertheless my mother never wanted to be like her. My grand mom's negative sides inspired my mom to have opposite pers...
  • Granny And The Virgins
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    "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall", is a story of a woman who is old and on her death bed. When she was a young woman she was jilted by her fianc'e and now fears she is going to be jilted again on the day of her death only this time by God. She lies in her bed reflecting back on her life, seeing her life passing before her like in a movie film. Haunting memories are only part of the things she needs to come to terms with before she is ready to face death. +Katherine Ann Porter's "The Jilting of ...

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