A Rose In Granny Weatherall, The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

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Social withdrawal and social isolation can make it difficult to do the things you normally would enjoy or sometimes make it hard to get through the day. There are ways to avoid becoming distant. In “A Rose for Emily,” “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” “Miniver Cheevy,” “Miss Brill,” “Richard Cory,” and “Not Waving but Drowning,” each author uses the theme of isolation to illustrate all the literature.
In Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily,” Emily is a very secretive, isolated woman. At one point Emily was exceptionally strange and mysterious. Binder states, “When Emily’s father dies, the physical presence of his influence dies with him, but the effects of his actions remain to wreak havoc on Emily’s future” (2.) In her childhood,
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She likes to be by herself and she does not like for no one telling her anything, including Doctor Harry and her daughter Cornelia. As Doctor Harry proceeds to check her pulse, she starts insulting him because she think she is fine. Granny Weatherall starts to think to herself about everything she has to do before time slips away from her, with death slowly approaching her mind. Granny Weatherall know time is now slipping away from her. Granny Weatherall says, “I’m not going, Cornelia. I’m taken by surprise. I can’t go” (Porter 631.) Granny Weatherall finally realizes it is now her time to pass, and she is not as prepared as she planned to be. In Robinson’s poem, “Miniver Cheevy,” the protagonist is a man who wishes he was never born, at least not in that time. Miniver also isolates himself because he feel as if no one would understand him because he is not born in the right time. Miniver wants to be a Medici but he knows that is not going to happen. Miniver thinks about how his life would be if he had money and becomes irritant, which leans him in the direction of becoming an alcoholic. Miniver is confused thinking his life is a waste, blaming it on unpropitious timing. The author states, “Miniver thought, and thought, and thought, / And thought about it. / Miniver Cheevy,…show more content…
I learned that isolation is such a bigger problem amongst people in our day and time. Isolation is very serious and could possibly lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, withdrawal, and social anxiety. With the authors giving this message, I could possibly save someone who I know that could possibly be going through withdrawal or social

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