What describes the refusal of the main character of letting go of her past in the jilting of granny weatherall
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Granny Weatherall cannot let go of her past. She considered herself a "weatherall" sort of person: a person that could weather any problems both masculine and feminine. Her older children think she is overcompensating for being jilted at the alter. As her children grow up, Granny has less and less purpose. Her identity was in her ability to be both mother and father to her kids. Unfortunately Granny knows little about herself and her life outside of the narrow identity of her past.