Her mother continues to worry about the violence being done to Mathilda until her husband and the doctor convince her of the urgency of the situation. The girl feels, I believe, that if evil is not discovered it does not exist.
People struggle to find jobs; money and resources are scarce. He is near fainting when the doctor, angry, tells him to put Mathilda on his lap and hold her wrists. 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.
To the doctor, the mother is meddling, making an already difficult job even more difficult with her attempts to calm the child. This is no longer a professional encounter. When her mouth opens, he can see her tonsils, and they are covered with mucus, a sign that she does indeed have diphtheria.
Do you want her to die of diphtheria? Here, the force that he uses on her is not meant to ensure her health, but to protect the doctor who has possibly saved her life. One of the most detailed and extensive biographies of Williams available, this massive book is presented in a compelling style.
Tried to get off her father's lap and fly at me while tears of defeat blinded her eyes. Please come down as soon as you can, my daughter is very sick.
Until the end of his life on March 4, following a series of strokeshe was active as a writer and as a member of the American poetic community.
Look how kind he is to you. Humiliation In the last line of this story, Mathilda is crying over the defeat that she has suffered because of the forced examination.
But that's nothing to her. It is often anthologized and is included in Anton Chekhov's Short Stories His father, a businessman, was of English descent, while his mother, an amateur painter, came from a mix of French, Dutch, Spanish, and Jewish heritage. The doctor is professional enough to know that he must continue with his examination even though the child is against it, but then he runs into an even deeper emotional conflict.
A New World Naked, W. The father tells the doctor that his daughter has had a fever for three days. She fought, with clenched teeth, desperately! Williams was interested in writing early in his life.
She has had a fever for three days, and her parents do not know the cause of it. She did not move and seemed, inwardly, quiet; an unusually attractive little thing, and as strong as a heifer in appearance. Fergal Gallagher In the following article, Gallagher aligns the characters in "The Use of Force" with the components of the human psyche as defined by psychologist Sigmund Freud.
The main distinction separating the doctor from the other two adults in the story seems to be one of social class. His first impression is positive, as he is struck by what a beautiful child she is, likening her looks to those of children featured in photo spreads in the Sunday newspaper.
At that I ground my teeth in disgust. But as soon as he did the child let out a scream. In this story, Williams regretfully acknowledges that violence does serve a useful function. No doubt it would have been better. At the beginning of "The Use of Force" the doctor, governed by the ego, serves as the intermediary between the parents dominated by the super-ego and the child controlled by the id.
I could have torn the child apart in my own fury and enjoyed it. Just when his poetic style was starting to seem dated, the publication of The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams made him interesting to members of the Beat Generation, who sought him out for artistic advice, which he gave happily.
It should be noticed here, however, that this is not a total domination of the ego.• In “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams, the author uses Irony and Conflict to emphasize the fact that in order to do what is right or necessary we must sometimes do what seems / feels wrong or unnecessary.
"The Use of Force" by William Carlos Williams is a short story written in the first person. The narrator, like Williams himself, is a doctor. He is. "The Use of Force" is a short story by the American author William Carlos Williams.
It was first published in his short story collection Life Along the Passaic River (); it is also available in The Doctor Stories (), a collection of Williams' fiction that is still in palmolive2day.com: short story. Source: William Baker, "Williams' ‘The Use of Force,’" in Explicator, Vol.
37, No. 1, Fall2 pp. Fergal Gallagher. In the following article, Gallagher aligns the characters in "The Use of Force" with the components of the human psyche as defined by psychologist Sigmund Freud.
The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams. The Use of Force is a brilliant short story by William Carlos Williams. Unfortunately, the story was first published in and is not currently in the public domain and cannot be displayed. For those reading Williams in a literature and medicine context, Hugh Crawford's book, Modernism, Medicine, & William Carlos Williams (annotated in this database), may be of interest.
Also of interest is Brian A.
Bremen's chapter (3), "Modern Medicine," in his book, William Carlos Williams and the Diagnostics of Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, ).Download