From the story, William depicts the difficulties that people have towards separating their emotions and standards. You're old enough to understand what I'm saying. Finally, the doctor asked them to stop. Her beauty is an unconscious weapon to tempt the medic while her ignorance shields her from the truth. They reply that their child says her throat does not hurt her. The narrative implies the severity of a situation when social roles and personal impulses intertwine. Williams also wrote the introduction to Ginsberg's important first book, , in 1956.
She did not move and seemed, inwardly, quiet; an unusually attractive little thing, and as strong as a heifer in appearance. Discussion Questions Do you think the use of force is acceptable at certain times? He was buried in Hillside Cemetery in. Furthermore, as any normal person would feel, the doctor enjoyed the feeling of insane anger towards the child. Her tongue was cut so she shrieked hysterically. The greatest question the story presents is if using… 785 Words 3 Pages visible to the eye.
She does, in fact, have diphtheria. His determination to find out the problem with the girl, and the anger he had from her ignorance, resulted him to use some force when it came to opening up the girls mouth. Both the parents feel sorry and abuse the child. Williams also captures the form and the rhythm of this dance in his poem. But a blind fury, a feeling of adult shame, bred of a longing for muscular release are the operatives. Using force to upset or hurt someone is really bad. Since no medicine worked, her parents called the doctor.
It was first published in his short story collection Life Along the Passaic River 1938 ; it is also available in The Doctor Stories 1984 , a collection of Williams' fiction that is still in print. Why do you think the doctor behaves the way he does during the course of the story: is it just impatience or is it something more? He releases her when the doctor is about to look into the throat because he thinks that the doctor may hurt his daughter. The sick child nearly clawed the doctor's eyes. If the parents take the risk he will not examine her throat. This section contains 338 words approx. He just wants to look at her throat because she may have diphtheria and die of it.
The only one thing that prevented him from doing it was unwillingness of the girl to obey and open her mouth. The doctor takes matters into his own hands when the girl refuses to open her mouth. The child's mouth is already bleeding. Poems were as essential to a full life as physical health or the love of men and women. The child must be protected against her own stupidity. I had to have a throat culture for her own protection.
Upon leaving Penn, Williams did internships at both and Child's Hospital in New York before going to for advanced study of pediatrics. The girl's beauty would have to do with her being to good to open up her mouth. So the doctor wants to take a look at her throat first. One goes on to the end. The use of force was needed and was used for two reasons. Perhaps I should have desisted and come back in an hour or more. I had to do it.
And although he respected the work of Eliot, Williams became openly critical of Eliot's highly intellectual style with its frequent use of foreign languages and allusions to classical and European literature. The Little Girl: She is rounded; she is very persistent and she has no problem with doing whatever it takes to succeed. She closes her teeth tightly. She has had a fever for three days. This is revealed by the fact that she is rebellious and spoiled. However, the girl refuses to open her mouth, and the doctor uses force to restrain her and examine her throat with a spoon, which angers the girl.
The irony was that it was up to them to find out what bothered their child. Moreover, because of the length and the intensity of the scene and its implications it builds up a strong impression to us. So far the progression of the doctor has been through the classical modes of appeal. The doctor asked if she had a sore throat. In this important Modernist poem, Williams writes about a red wheelbarrow rather than writing about abstractions.