Williams Carlos Williams The Use Of Force

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The short story is called “The Use of Force” by Williams Carlos Williams. The short story is about a doctor who arrives at patients house who he had never met before, the only info he got was their daughter was sick. The daughter refused to show her throat to her parents and the doctor. The doctor with his throat checker tried to check the daughter for diphtheria, but she refused knocking the doctor’s glasses off. The father being a big guy, tried to calm down his daughter but he eventually got annoyed and just walked out of the room. The doctor was getting furious with the daughter and the parent’s that he wanted to kill them, but he also enjoyed it as well. The doctor finally used force to check the girl’s mouth to see if she was sick. Turns…show more content…
The use of force always being necessary is a valid argument for this story because the daughter was refusing to show that she had diphtheria (an infectious disease in the throat). This disease could cost the daughters life. “If you don 't do what the doctor says you 'll have to go to the hospital, the mother admonished her severely”. The situation could have ended up worse if the doctor would have not used force. The other valid argument do not let your emotions get into your occupation was explained many times. When the doctor was getting so furious with the parents and daughter he had thoughts of killing them, “The father tried his best, and he was a big man but the fact that she was his daughter, his shame at her behavior and his dread of hurting her made him release her just at the critical times when I had almost achieved success, till I wanted to kill him”. The doctor got so worked up about inflicting pain on her he started to enjoy it,” but the worst of it was that I too had got beyond reason. I could have torn the child apart in my own fury and enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to attack her”. It seems he enjoyed the time he spent inflicting pain on her. His anger got so built up that he enjoyed inflicting pain upon her. Now if I was the parent of this daughter, I would rather take her straight to the
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