The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

by

Katherine Anne Porter

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Doctor Harry Character Analysis

Doctor Harry is another character who attempts to care for Granny Weatherall despite her objections. He is fairly patronizing towards Granny, but this is arguably a natural reaction to her defiance, and because he knows how ill she truly is. Granny, however, describes him in very childlike terms. Though his actual age is unclear, she sees him as too young to warrant any respect from her.
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Doctor Harry Character Timeline in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

The timeline below shows where the character Doctor Harry appears in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
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Death and Old Age vs. Life and Youth Theme Icon
Granny Weatherall tells Doctor Harry , who is inspecting her, to leave her be. She claims that the “brat ought... (full context)
Death and Old Age vs. Life and Youth Theme Icon
Granny feels that her bones are “loose” and “floated around in her skin,” and that Doctor Harry floats too, like “a balloon around the foot of the bed.” She means to wave... (full context)
Order and Control Theme Icon
Death and Old Age vs. Life and Youth Theme Icon
Granny hears Cornelia and Doctor Harry whispering outside in the hallway. They claim that she was never “like this” and dismiss... (full context)
...to be speaking to Granny, but Granny can’t understand what she’s saying. Cornelia explains that Doctor Harry has returned to see Granny. Granny is confused and thinks that he has only left... (full context)