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The extract from the text under the study is entitled Doctor in the House. It's written by Richard Gordon. R. Gordon is a well-known British writer, who has been an anaesthetist at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, a ship's surgeon and an assistant editor of the British Medical Journal. He left medical practice in 1952 and started writing his Doctorseries. Doctor in the House is one of Gordon's twelve Doctorbooks and is noted for witty description of a medical student's years of professional training. This text is written in the first-person narration which helps the author to draw the reader's attention to the narrator. The reader has the sensation of being spoken to by the author who is telling of his own experiences. Here the narrator depicts events in which he participated. However, first-person narration particularly lends itself to a narrator who tells a story in which he himself takes part, who depicts events in which he himself participates, who knows personally the characters involved, and who has opinions about the events and people in the story. This allows the reader or audience to see the point of view (including opinions, thoughts, and feelings) only of the narrator, and no other characters. The plot of the text runs as follows: At the beginning of the story the author describes the most significant event in the life of every medical student – the final examination. He shows the students' feelings and preparations for them. Then the narrator depicts the written exam, after which the main hero and his friend discuss the original process of grading the papers at college. Further the author dwells on the oral examination, before which he characterizes different types of candidates' behavior anticipating it. After that the narrator passes on to the description of the main character's feelings and his depressed condition due to the fact, that he did...
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