Two views of seeing the river

Topics: Writing, Essay, Short story Pages: 2 (947 words) Published: November 2, 2014
It is true that one of the reasons literature is considered beautiful is because there are no dominant or absolute answers. This piece of work by the well-known Mark Twain has raised questions in my mind. The style the author ended the essay with is most intriguing to me because it has very little or no relevance at all to the rest of the essay. After much consideration, I came up with a conclusion that the author has tried to relate himself to a doctor. He stated that he pities doctors because he thinks they have lost the eye for beauty when examining a maiden. He wonders if the doctors realize that they have lost something besides gaining the knowledge and skills of their trade. Similarly, the author had stated in the first paragraph that he had lost something. To my understanding, that ‘something’ must be his ability to be in awe and to be dumbfounded by the magnificent scene of the sunset painted by Mother Nature herself. His knowledge and experience had stolen his innocence. I would like to compliment and not comment on this piece of work not only because I am much more inexperienced and immature compared to a writer of such status, but also because no matter how much I try to find an ugly side of this essay, my efforts are to no avail. Thus, the author has achieved his mission of impressing me with the rare talent he owns. He has made me interested in the river which I would not have bothered to look at if I had not read this essay. Each one of his words and phrases carry deep meanings – some even deeper than I can comprehend. The last two lines of the essay had made a large impact on my view and only after reading those lines was I beginning to think and see from the author’s perspective. They made me feel pity just as the author did, and I wondered if doctors ever did take a break from searching and analyzing the faults in others. They are always looking for the abnormalities in the exceptional. They see weakness in uniqueness. So, I shall repeat what the...
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