Elements of short story the use of force

Williams was known primarily as a poet, and he is most often associated with the Imagist movement, which was a movement to write with concise imagery and language.

Elements of short story the use of force

The fact that they have individual personalities makes it possible to explore what each one means to this story's overall message.

Because he empathizes with her, the doctor feels her humiliation, even though he is the one who has forced her, against her will, to open her mouth.

A diagnosis of diphtheria, however, relies on knowing whether the child has had a sore throat.

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The word became familiar to readers when Poetry magazine, which Moore edited, published H. Olson keeps a tight hold on his daughter.

Qrenawi and Albatool G. The story of a man engaged in a battle of wills with a child and losing his professional detachment is an interesting one, but even more interesting is watching how the same dynamics that can bring a stranger to use force against a little girl can eventually convince her parents that sympathy and compassion will not work.

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Originally, he wrote poetry, and it is for his work in that genre that he is best known today. The pseudo-Freudians move in and suggest the symbolic story of sexual conquest or a rape , for the invasion is made against the girl's will and the sanctity of her privateness is violated. At some point the doctor wanted to hurt the girl in order to see her throat, he is like a sadist since he likes to see the girl in pain. He is near fainting when the doctor, angry, tells him to put Mathilda on his lap and hold her wrists. They could not be any less alike: the doctor, a grown man with a medical degree, a professional who has clearly dealt with reluctant children before, is brought down to the same emotional level as an unreasoning, helpless child. But the parents, slow and superficial as they may be, still provide an effective counterbalance against Mathilda and the doctor. If he were to allow his fondness for her to stop him, the result might be much, much worse for Mathilda than the short-term discomfort she would undergo during a throat exam. Until the end of his life on March 4, following a series of strokes , he was active as a writer and as a member of the American poetic community. Paradox The doctor believes that he has fallen in love with the little girl, but at the same time acknowledges that this is strange and unbelievable. By leaving the quotation marks off of dialog that was spoken out loud, Williams removes some of the drama from the situation, flattening the tone so that readers can focus on the complex relationships rather than the style of speaking that each individual has. When her mother calls the doctor a "nice man," he tells her to not use that phrase, since Mathilda obviously does not think that he is nice. He finds her to be a beautiful child when he first meets her, but that does not affect his formal approach to her. In a swirl of emotions that include anger, frustration, and fear that this child whom he admires so much might be dying with diphtheria, the doctor sends the mother to bring a metal spoon with a smooth handle. It is in this way that Williams shows that, even when undertaken for a noble cause, violence begets violence and takes on a life of its own.

If the child's jaws have an equal chance with the naturally grown wood probe, they have no chance against a metal instrument, which is as overwhelmingly powerful as the adults' hands that hold her.

He began writing poetry while a student at Horace Mann High School, at which time he made the decision to become both a writer and a doctor. But Williams gives the parents each just enough character traits to dignify and humanize them, which he would not do if they were merely meant to be despicable foils to the story's central figures.

He is finally able to pry a wooden tongue depressor into her mouth, and is about to use it to pry her jaw open so that he can look at her throat when she brings her teeth together with enough ferocity to shatter the wooden tool into splinters.

People struggle to find jobs; money and resources are scarce.

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