The Jilting of Granny Weatherall In Katherine Ann Porters “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” there are two prevalant themes. The first is self-pity. The second theme is the acceptance of her immenent demise. Both deal with the way people perceive their deaths and mortality in general. Granny Weatheralls behavior is Porters tool for making these themes visible to the reader. The theme of.