The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

by Katherine Anne Porter

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Would you call the character of Doctor Harry flat or round? Why is his flatness or roundness appropriate to the story?

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I would say that Doctor Harry is a flat character, and that his flatness is appropriate to the story. He's flat because he's just a set of tics and external characteristics, described from the outside, and because he exhibits no change or emotional complexity.


It is appropriate because this is Granny's story; he's essentially a background prop in her psychodrama.

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