Shows how close and equal Dillard and the three metropolitan men are; different from the way that a woman usually interacts with a group of. The Deer at Providencia. Annie Dillard’s style is unlike any other serious writing I have ever read. Dillard is able to be intellectual and formal. The speaker’s response to the deer’s situation is what I found most essential of it all. In the first place, she didn’t do much anything but stare at.

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In my view these two things are linked and meant to be seen as indistinguishable. From this point, the story takes an abrupt turn.

Yes I do believe that the purpose of the analogy is to say how life is full of cruelty and pain, and I do think she criticizes us from being too weak.

The Americans and herself “watched [the deer] for fifteen minutes,” while it struggled, but she didn’t even budge. The author wonders at the twists of life, why such things happen, but at the same time realizes the world is unjust, and takes it stoically. I think Dillard links the two instances of suffering and seeks to make them equal in a way.

I agree with your analysis for the most part. She is sometimes repetitive yet it is not diklard because her register shows that she is merely being thorough by meandering around her main argument.

Dillard also uses discreet references, like “high levels of lactic acid, which builds up in the muscle tissues during exertion, tenderizes” It makes her seem to not understand the cruelty in life providencoa her request for an answer.

The author, in her essay The Jungle, ponders on the unfairness of life. For example, while the tourists were eating she would annnie towards “the sunny spot where the deer was still convulsing. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

To find providebcia more, including how to control cookies, see here: That time she thinks about her past and peovidencia told them about the extreme situation,which is the story of Alan Mcdonald,Alan Mcdonald was the man who was burnt by a flaming gasoline thirteen years ago and that he was burnt once again.


They are certain that if any of their wives were in her stead, they would have cried or at least attempted to help the deer. I do see as the theme of the story the cruelty of life and our strength against it through the deer. Posted by Vibhav Bobde at But if we place ourselves in the hooves ; of a deer would the situation be any less horrific?

While they are eating, the narrator notices a wounded deer tied to a pole. Thematically, Dillard deals with life’s cruelties, showing two different dser and reactions against it: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This site uses cookies.

‘The Deer at Providencia’ by Annie Dillard. Summary (GROUP 6)

Even they ate meat of a deer killed the day before. Then, for the man I believe the same thing but only to a certain extent. However Dillard is just the opposite; she not only embraces the fact that pain is part of life, she reminds herself of it every day.

Elissa Huang June 3, at 9: First of all since she talks about how he is suffering yet he would still try to get free. Dillard considers that the deer “‘has given up; now it will die,'” yet it “would heave” 62 and fight for survival despite experiencing torture.

More so, not only does she question herself about the reasons for the pain, she makes the reader reflect as well. Rather than having to express her personal feelings through dramatic actions, the speaker actually takes it to the heart and mind to reflect upon instead.

You are commenting using your WordPress. I agree, Dillard is very good at entertaining by linking the essay to her thoughts, making it a personal experience more meaningful than a narrative. Provudencia story goes as follows. In this manner, the burn victim analogy adds dillxrd personal perspective to the story and makes it more appealing to readers.

However,since its her birthday I understand that she will be at dinner and not able to respond until tomorrow. Posted by Annie Dillard Essays at 8: The Cactus deals with themes of loneliness.


Juan Gabriel D June 3, at 5: The fact that she did nothing about it doesn’t necessarily mean that she doesn’t care, but that she cares even more. Before she came to the Ecuadorian jungle, in her country she was terribly impressed by a photo showing the terrible condition of a man called Alan McDonald, whose face suffered a terrible burn.

I see that Dillard juxtaposes the burn victim to the deer, the latter being unwilling to let go of life and the former surrendering to death. Newer Post Older Post Home. The author knows that there is suffering and unfairness, yet the question she puts to the reader is why?

Posted by Juan Gabriel D at 4: When the deer is suffering, no one does anything, they just keep staring. Elissa Huang June 3, at 4: The deer’s death is a natural part of life she grasps.

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She has certain peculiarities such as writing ” They had good lunch after many days,there was a big fish called doncella,a kind of catfish,dipped whole in corn flour and beaten egg and deep fried,there was roe also which were the eggs of the fish and they ate that also as it is very strong and provides energy.

So the women says that no one could not do anything even for the suffering of Alan Mcdonald but to feel sad. Juan Gabriel what you said is right. She tells the men that she has stuck the paper cutting of Alan Mcdonald on her mirror and she has been reading that everyday. Meanwhile, Alan McDonald pessimistically resigns: Make you you read it over and correct any errors you can because grammar is part of your grade. Mariale June 3, at 8: Juan Gabriel D June 3, at 7: