Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I was sitting in Junior English class half listening to Dietz, the General Education teacher. I was trying to catch up with the legal paper work that comes along with being a Special Education teacher. Doing more than one thing at at time is second nature to me as a mom. I can focus on one thing and do another. But today was different. The Jilting of Granny who? Katherine Anne Porter, never heard of her... "But he had not come... what does a woman do when she has put on the white veil and set out the white cake for a man and he doesn't come?" Her thoughts of the present are dark: "For 60 years she prayed against remembering him and against loosing her soul in the deep pit of hell, and now the two things were mingled in one and the thought of him was a smoky could from hell" The light which she blew out at the end of the story represents her life and she will now descend into the blackness of death. Porter also uses physical things such as fog to represent non-material things such as betrayal(http://everything2.com). I had to drop what I was doing for Porter grabbed my attention like a car full of high school kids blaring their music and running stop signs.