The mother tried to look, but could not see. The child's beauty and penetrating stare make an immediate impression on him. The use of formalism theory in this story of Williams, reveals the interconnectedness if the conflicts and contrast of the words spoken by the characters as well as in the description of their behaviors in each part of the plot. In the end even the most rational, well meaning souls can succumb quickly and easily to baser instincts. One could interpret the use of force positively or not but it is the grasp of the story.
The irony was that it was up to them to find out what bothered their child. You're old enough to understand what I'm saying. She did not move and seemed, inwardly, quiet; an unusually attractive little thing, and as strong as a heifer in appearance. Therefore, either the child had to open her mouth or he would have to open it for her. I also feel that he is a person who enjoys being a doctor, whereas some are only in it for the money.
It is now easier to comprehend how social roles and personal impulses get incorrectly mixed creating a disruptive working environment. At the beginning of the decade ,modernism was a revolution of style. The doctor now broke in. Concerned that diphtheria may be the cause of illness, he uses his customary professional manner to determine whether the child has a sore throat. They thought she was afraid of him.
The parents are restless and fearful that the doctor may harm her child. In the ensuing struggle they grew more and more abject, crushed, exhausted while she surely rose to magnificent heights of insane fury of effort bred of her terror of me. When finally I got the wooden spatula behind the last teeth and just the point of it into the mouth cavity, she opened up for an instant but before I could see anything she came down again and gripping the wooden blade between her molars she reduced it to splinters before I could get it out again. Point of View The narrator of the story is the doctor. Generally force is unjustifiable, but if it is used with good motives in order to save somebody's life, it becomes a necessity. This story tells that use of force for benevolent purpose is ethical and justifiable. I had to have a throat culture for her own protection.
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. While Pound talked a good game in his Imagist manifesto, Williams's work truly does embrace the rules about plain diction and concreteness in a way that Pound's work often doesn't. She tried to get off her father's lap and fly at the doctor while her eyes were full of tears of defeat. The parents and the doctor: The parents respect the doctor and are embarrassed that their daughter is being rude to him. I know how to expose a throat for inspection. Their love towards their child was about to cause the death of their child. The doctor has fallen in love with the child, but he hates the parents.
Get me a smooth-handled spoon of some sort, I told the mother. But now I also had grown furious--at a child. He tried his best to examine the throat but he could not. When someone pisses you off it feels good to get them back in some way; and that is exactly what the doctor did. The child though is unappreciative, hostile, to the doctor's help. They have had a number of cases diphtheria in the child's school.
The doctor, in the face of the contempt for his well meaning help, transforms into a spiteful soul as irrational as the child he is battling with. He wants to tear the child and enjoy it. The doctor took of his overcoat and looked around. He also scolds them for placing themselves into the poetry when, in his view, there really is no place for them there. But the worst of it was that I too had got beyond reason. The doctor then grasps the child's head and tries to get the wooden tongue depressor into her mouth. He just wants to look at her throat because she may have diphtheria and die of it.
She fights him off and all attempts to cajole her into compliance fail. He quickly sizes up the situation: the household is poor but clean; the patient is a female child whose parents are nervously concerned, dependent on and yet distrustful of the doctor. Here the basic conflict is between the doctor and the parents of the patient. After patience comes trying to reason out the situation, Look here, I said to the child, we're going to look at your throat. So the doctor loves the innocent child but finds her parents contemptible. The story shows a combat between the doctor and the Their comments only serve to do nothing but hamper the doctor from doing what he is required to do.
The doctor hates the parents when they say that doctor is a nice man and will not hurt her. There were many sick persons around. Gone are his platitudes to himself that what he is doing is for the patient. Williams also captures the form and the rhythm of this dance in his poem. The narrative implies the severity of a situation when social roles and personal impulses intertwine. They thought it would help her. The parents looked at him distrustfully.
It is now easier to comprehend how social roles and personal impulses get incorrectly mixed creating a disruptive work environment. But the story may be trying to say that it is justifiable to use force for a right cause. Her tongue was cut and she was screaming in wild hysterical shrieks. The girl breaks it with her molars. Williams' poetic voice composes a unique picture in which the reader is immersed in the poet's world of sensory perception.