The Doctor Won’t See You Now
(Lesson 5 Analysis of Diction)
First and foremost let it be said that the title speaks for itself. Plus the plague of sarcasm laced in his opinion lassoes up a hot bowl of, “I GOT CHA BUDDY (wink and thumbs up)”! Without being “rude or offensive” he directly expresses his withdrawal from those with “disgusting” behavior. Through his piece his view may as well be transparent and if he could’ve thrown a little cursing in there, the radical confession would have been complete; the cherry on top of his Monday (hence Mondays are notorious for being the roughest and hardest day of the week).
The way he opens his plea with words such as “amnesty”, “confusion”, and hypocrisy” sound like a whirl wind of open bliss and pandemonium ready to swallow up the existence of humanity whole, with a side order of, “go kill yourself will ya”, as he dismisses those he considers almost in the grave and slum crawling sinners. The promotion of “forget about ‘em” drown this paper with Gorman’s consistent unveiling of an overwhelming amount of disgust and anger toward those of the world who feel it’s the doctor’s responsibility to heal whatever they have consumed from their lack of responsibility. The good ‘ol doctor must be from the 60’s cause he sure knows how to rebel with his fierce strikes of finger pointing and blame laying, and he comes with full force and direct intention proven by the concise choice of vocabulary throughout the piece, providing example such as when he speaks of how doctors should “refuse to treat”, certain illnesses that is. As well as the appearance of fatigue, which make his opinion more than a little bias, surfaced when he states, “Let’s also exclude smokers, drinkers, meat eaters, and anyone who has sex more often than I do”. It can be assumed that his love life isn’t as bright as the light his patients are seeing when they’re laying in that hospital bed urgently requesting his midnight service. Now with this consistent agenda of servicing those with problems that could have been avoided with a mere dosage of common sense his patience runs thin, in this case and those alike, is completely understandable.
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