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Hart has degrees in English literature and creative writing and focuses her writing on literary themes. In this essay, Hart examines the contradictions of Mrs. Whipple, the protagonist in Porter's story.

Katherine Anne Porter's short story "He" is told through the eyes of its protagonist, Mrs. Whipple. However, both the eyesight and the insight of Mrs. Whipple are twisted, or convoluted, to the point of creating double vision, resulting in a blurred reality that throws both Mrs. Whipple and the reader off on many misguided trails. There is the surface vision that Mrs. Whipple would like everyone to believe, and that, in fact, she would like to believe herself. Then there is the deeper insight that Mrs. Whipple sometimes touches upon but recoils from the minute it comes into view. Lastly, there is the reality that everyone else envisions, to which Mrs. Whipple appears to be completely...

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