The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams Analysis

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The short story titled The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams, a doctor tries to treat a young girl who refuses the treatment he offers. Despite the fact that her parents and the doctor make and attempt to reason with the girl, she continues to defy them in their efforts to help her. The reason this short story has become a classic, is because it illustrates what makes a hero. The fact that the doctor is determined to help the young girl who makes every attempt to refuse help, may seem like simple task, but when the outcome could be certain death, the main character becomes to show heroic qualities. In a situation as this, it was important for the doctor to be persistent for the girls own good. Other wise she may have faced and untimely death. Because of these heroic qualities the doctor possesses, the girl sir comes to the doctor's evaluation and more than likely escapes a much worse fate.

For an individual to posses the qualities of a hero, he or she must show determination when others are reluctant of a situation. A hero must also be able to take over for others who may feel as though there is no other option but to give up. It was important for the author of this story to portray these qualities the main character of this story in order to give him a heroic persona.

As illustrated in this story, hero's come in all shapes in sizes. It is important that a hero isn't always portrayed as the typical cliché of the night in shinning armor, or the hero that slays the dragon and wins the heart of the beautiful princess. It becomes apparent that hero's can take the form of anyone with the characters necessary to take charge and get the job done for the good of all involved.

Determination and ultimately perseverance is the key to a successful hero. One must be able to identify the problem, evaluate it, and come up with a solution. Often times several attempts may need to be made in order to have a favorable outcome, and it is this determination that makes...
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