He is considered a static character because he never changes during the story. If the parents take the risk he will not examine her throat. She had been hiding that sore throat for three days at least and lying to her parents in order to escape just such an outcome as this. He hates her persistence and he just wants to strangle her. The character of the young girl shows conflict between her personalityand role as a patient. Then the doctor asks them if she has a sore throat. Whether this duality of motives, an altruistic pursuit combined with a childish need for revenge, sully the ultimate good nature of the doctor is open to question.
He was inducted into the in 2009. Shortly afterward, his second book of poems, The Tempers, was published by a London press through the help of his friend , whom he had met while studying at the. He must examine her immediately. 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. I think the author did a really good job giving the doctor the role of the narrator because it shows us his sick mind and it gives us the suspense of not knowing if the girl has diphtheria or not. The Use of Force By: William Carlos Williams Presentation by: Petros Drakontaidis, Kathy Sliwinski, Selma Jezerak, and Daniel Sobski. So the doctor loves the innocent child but finds her parents contemptible.
The doctor asks Mithalda to open her mouth but suddenly the girl attacks his eyes with her nails. In this poem, Williams continues to play with free verse in ways that still resonate for poets today. He wants to tear the child and enjoy it. Moreover, because of the length and the intensity of the scene and its implications it builds up a strong impression to us. Then the doctor decides to use force than to leave her die. There were many sick persons around.
She has fought bravely to keep it secret and she has been lying to her parents for three days because she does not like to be examined by a doctor. The sick child nearly clawed the doctor's eyes. Then the child began to scream. The mother does not like the use of force. She began to breathe faster.
But he asks the doctor to examine the throat fearing that she might die of diphtheria. While the doctor is conducting the examination for the child's sake, he is also inflicting pain on her for his sake. He was affiliated with Passaic General Hospital, where he served as the hospital's chief of pediatrics from 1924 until his death. She fights him off and all attempts to cajole her into compliance fail. The Use of Force Setting I can tell that this short story is not modern and takes place in the past. The child suddenly attacks his eyes with her nails.
The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams: Summary and Analysis The story The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams shows a conflict between the doctor and a determined child patient who has been suffering from fever for three days. You're old enough to understand what I'm saying. The story revolves on a single incident, with a twist of action, sort of being dramatic but has a revelation towards the end. She did not move and seemed, inwardly, quiet; an unusually attractive little thing, and as strong as a heifer in appearance. 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. It's interesting to look at the action in the story in relation to norms; though the doctor being an adult, and thus expected to be more rational and responsible would have more pressure from social norms than the child, thus the internal conflict. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery in.
However, the poem does have a strong hidden message. Her stubbornness only encourages the doctor to show more frustration. The narrative implies the severity of a situation when social roles and personal impulses intertwine. Her parents gave her some medicine. The parents are restless and fearful that the doctor may harm her child. I know how to expose a throat for inspection. From the story, William depicts the difficulties that people have towards separating their emotions and standards.
The doctor finds that, against her own self-interest, the girl has hidden the symptoms of diphtheria from her parents and the doctor. But the child does not allow him to look at her throat. The parents concentrate on the immediate pain without thinking the consequences of the deadly diseases. The story indicates a lack of obedience from the girl and self-discipline from the doctor. The parents and the doctor: The parents respect the doctor and are embarrassed that their daughter is being rude to him. Each stanza starts out with somewhat broad statements about the scene, and as they each progress, they become more specific until the image is pinned….
Based on his reaction to being called a nice man and his reaction to the stubbornness from the little girl, we can infer that he is a very hostile and vigorous. He discovered that she had a sore throat for three days and struggling hard to keep her secret. He published his first book, Poems, in 1909. As often, in such cases, they weren't telling me more than they had to, it was up to me to tell them; that's why they were spending three dollars on me. Check out his Tony Soprano-style Jersey accent. When the doctor is about to look into her throat, her father suddenly releases her. Bonus: it's short and sweet.