Friday, January 25, 2019

Analysis of the “Doctor in the house” by Richard Gordon

This textual matterbookbook is an arouse from the harbour Doctor in the house written by Richard Gordon. He was natural in 1921. He has been an anaesthetist at St. Bartholomews Hospital, a ships surgeon and an retainer editor of the British Medical Journal. He left medical dedicate in 1952 and started writing his Doctor series. The novels were genuinely successful in Britain during the sixties and 1970s. Doctor in the House is one of Gordons twelve Doctor books and is famed for witty description of a medical disciples years of professional training.The text under analysis belong to the psychological grammatical case and description type as it is concerned mainly with the emotional actions of the characters. This text is narration with elements of dialogues. The appearance of written prose is formal. Author mainly uses past tenses, but present in dialogues. The events in the text refer to the real world and the motive conditionks to value the text subjectively. The t ext under consideration is a witty and mirthful description of such a hard and important thing in learners life as their last(a) exams.The fountain shows us the condition of students before, during and later exams, therefore, the aim of the text is to describe the students tangings, emotion and preparations for them. The subject-matter of this text is about sit down for querys. The author tries to show the reader various actions and feelings during the passing the examinations. The composition of this text consists of the following components exposition, when the author gives the concept of an examination. narration, when the author describes passing the examinations, an arouse legend about passing an examination at Cambridge.climax, when the author shows the examination results. The destination is absent it means that the structure is opened. In that text Author shows us in detail the process of examination, but tries to show it with different actions and feelings of students during the passing the exams. The main character is medical student R. Gordon and his student-colleagues. The story takes charge at the examination room when their fate is being decided. The atmosphere in the text is filled with tension and pressure that is drawn on chock by the situation and competitiveness he is facing.We learn about the students well, because the author has created true-to-life characters, even more so the Author was passing the examinations himself. The author proves to be a real master. And he employs a lot of expressive means and stylistic devices to make the story burnished and bright. The text is emotionally moving, and slightly details produce an emotional reaction. The conflict is to be considered as tension in the story. This particular extract of the book gives us the vagary of uncontrollable force impersonated by examinations against the student whose fate is in their hands.At some point oral exam becomes some kind of a lottery for the h ero to win the question he know answer to. and the real answer here is with the hero himself, struggling against his lack of impudence which marks the inner conflict and the unfairness of life The type of conflict here is Person and Self. The story is told from first person narration and we green goddess see the situation with his own eyes. The main character medical student R. Gordon is round and dynamic character. Author tells us about him nothing, because he wants to plead that Gordon is an ordinary student.Author uses indirect method of characterization, and we can learn something of him hardly through his feelings. The general slant of the text, judging from the peculiar routine of epithets and metaphors with intentionally tragical coloring towards parking area life situations is comic. Lets only concoct the comparison of written papers exam room with the court hall, the doors of which argon flanked by dispassionate porters and the judge sits above all, just the way the invigilator was placed.Another vivid example is the simile of viva waiting room to the condemned cell, which seemed incredibly perfect to the student but to the reader it only proved how very terror-struck of viva the narrator was. For example by a simile the terminal examinations are something like death the author shows condition of a student before an examination as close to death, like a prize-fighter in any case shows a contest, then the author compares, using the simile, the students that want to produce a certain impression and looking at professor like the pliant music enthusiasts gazing at the solo violinist.Author uses a lot of very bright and vivid similes in order to give us a chance to feel the nerves and stress characters felt My palms were as modify as sponges. Medical textbooks compared through metaphor to a well-trodden paths. Also the usage of hyperbolas lets us to understand how the hero felt while expecting the results room had shortly come to a frigh tening, unexpected silence and stillness, like an unexploded run out. The author brilliantly uses the allusion referring to the Bibles Judgment day. We discover that final exams are death and the Secretary as an archangel corresponds where they would go to the paradise or to hell.The candidate would step up closely to the Secretary, who would say simply Pass or Failed. Successful men would go upstairs to match the congratulations and handshakes of the examiners and failures would slink miserably out of the exit to seek the opiate oblivion. This extract is constructed around the single theme which can be formulated as procedure of the exams. The author uses numerous thematic words, such as the student, the final examinations, the exams, to prepare, the examiners, cheating, textbooks, to swot up, the written papers, uniformed, examinees, knowledge, tripos, viva, marking, grading, to pass and so on.Besides the basic theme the text touches upon many very important secondary themes t he psychological types of students, cheating at the exams, students prejudice, disadvantage of women student at the exams, the psychological pressure of the process of the examination on the students. The main idea conveyed by the author may be expressed as the final examinations are reason for a capital psychological pressure and a real challenge for the students. The following place words can prove it student, exams, viva, writing papers, contest, prize-fighter, fighting spirit, to hope, to hit, depressing and others.Thanks to an interesting subject this story occupies the readers attention. It makes us to empathize with the students and feel their psychological state. But despite of numerous frightful similes we may see ironical slant of text which make it interesting to read. Having read only one fragment from the Doctor in the house, I demonstrate that Richard Gordon is a talented writer, who could perfectly reflect the students emotion avoided usage of cliches and shown the common issue of young people with self-confidence and self-esteem from the angle of irony.

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