Essays on The Use of Force

The Use of Force
Original title The Use of Force
Author William Carlos Williams
Genre Short Story
Language English
Characters The Doctor And The Little Girl
Published 1938
ISBN 811201527
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The Use of Force is a short story by William Carlos Williams. The story is about a doctor who is called to a home to treat a sick child. The child, a girl, is resistant to the doctor’s attempts to examine her. The doctor becomes increasingly frustrated and eventually uses force to subdue the child. The story ends with the doctor reflecting on his use of force and whether or not it was justified.

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