The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall: Overcoming Adversity

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Beautiful stain glass windows, wooden pews, an abundance of flowers and the steady ping of a piano--his small church preparing in anticipation for the flood of people coming through it's lonely doors. He touched many people in his life. That is why there will be standing room only at his funeral. He lived a life looking back that was far from easy; he lived a life full of adversity, but that life shaped him to become the amazing man that he will be remembered as. Randy, like every human, had choices when faced with challenges: fight or flight. Not only did he seem to pick the right choice when facing the challenge, he also took what could have been seen as a devastating circumstance and rouse out of the rumble as an improved man. The reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, …show more content…
When dealing with a threat, human nature’s reaction is either to fight or to flee. This involuntary reaction is a key driving factor in how someone can shape their legacy through adversity. For people whose nervous system tells them to run from trouble may acquire the label of “coward” or even worse could let themselves down. In The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, Granny Weatherall, on her deathbed, was rewinding her life in her head. When she was left at the altar by John, she did not confront him, instead she hid deep inside herself and moved on. The not receiving closure from her relationship is one of the many things pestering her. The gilting can be seen as one of the reasons why she was a cold hearted