Granny's "bones felt loose, and floated around in her skin". Such was the social stigma that existed again at the time the story was written that many women rather than face exclusion from society married in order to remain accepted by society.
She draws an intimate portrait of a strong, independent woman who, over the course of a lifetime, has harbored a deep and painful secret.
Granny's mind continues to wander in and out of consciousness, and she becomes irritated because Cornelia seems to be whispering about her behind her back.
She has "weathered all" that life has presented. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. She imagines finding her dead child, Hapsy, after wandering through several rooms.
She thinks of Hapsy and wonders if she will see her again. Taken from her Flowering Judas and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator however there does appear to be sections of the story which are written using the narrative technique known as stream of consciousness.
April Learn how and when to remove this template message As the story opens, octogenarian Granny Weatherall is in bed, attended to by Dr.