Literary elements appear in all exceptional literature, they are what helps build a strong story. There are many literary elements visible in Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich. In the novel there are elements such as foreshadowing, tone, several examples of symbolism, and several major themes.
The patient in The Screwtape Letters is an interesting character. He is a struggle for Wormwood who is trying to keep him close to the Devil. I see him as a writer who has been put into the army to do defence work. I see him as a writer who was a professor so his knowledge is very extensive in many things in life.
From the story, William depicts the difficulties that people have towards separating their emotions and standards. The doctor’s behavior towards the girl and the young patient’s reaction emphasizes the subject of this discussion. However, the use of ethos, the narrator portrays his character as a credible doctor in the story. The character of both the patient and the doctor reveal a plausible issue comparable in real life. During this period there is and epidemic of diphtheria, which worsens the situation forcing the doctor to take aggressive measures in treating his patient. Revealed through his words, the doctor first tries kindness; “Awe, come on, I coaxed, just open your mouth wide and let me take a look.” (Williams, 1984) However, the reaction from the girl is repulsive, forcing the doctor to be firm. The young girl’s character shows the conflict of her role as a patient and that of her personality. This is revealed by the fact the she is spoiled and
In The Invisible Cure, Helen Epstein talks about why HIV/AIDS rate is so high in Africa compared to the rest of the world. Through the book, she gives us an account of the disease and the struggles that many health experts and ordinary Africans went through to understand this disease, and how different African countries approached the same problem differently. Through this paper, I will first address the different ways Uganda and Southern African countries, South Africa and Botswana in particular, dealt with this epidemic, and then explain how we can use what we have learned from these African countries to control outbreaks of communicable disease elsewhere around the world.
Originally, it Napoleon Bonaparte of the Napoleonic Wars, Adolf Hitler of the Holocaust, and then Gaëtan Dugas of the AIDS Epidemic. However, one, of these men was falsely accused for being the starting point for the death of revolting amounts of people. This man is Gaëtan Dugas who is also infamously known as Patient Zero. The “Patient Zero” story initially portrayed Dugas as the man who single handedly springing forth the AIDS epidemic. This in turn lead to the viral massacre of millions of people. Over the course of this class, however, we have learned how to decipher between the fabricated accounts of history and the irrefutable truth of reality. The analysis of both sides of the spectrum really opened my eyes to the whole Dugas situation, and showed me how imperative it is to have all the pieces of one story before making any judgment. This is also why I enjoyed reading and listening to the three sources that were given to us in class. These three sources are the article, “Patient Zero: The Absence of the Patient’s View of Eearly North American AIDS Epidemic,” by Richard A. McKay, the podcast “Patient Zero” by Radio Lab, and the science article “’Patient Zero’ No More,” by Jon Cohen. These sources gave me tremendous insight into the “Patient Zero” situation and really revealed more truthfulness to the matter.
Jane Eyre directed by Cary Fukunaga depicts Jane as a woman of low social standing in Victorian England. The film shows the complexity of human nature by showing the viewer how Jane wants to be equal to her peers, struggles with her conscience is choosing between reason and passion and her instinctive reaction to fear. These experiences show an insight into human nature, as these are things we all grapple with.
This essay is based on the Case study of a patient named as Mrs Ford. It will be written as a logical account, adopting a problem solving approach to her care. She is elderly and has been admitted onto a medical ward in the hospital, following a stroke. This essay analyses the care that she will receive and focuses on the use of assessment tools in practice. Interventions will be put in place directly relating to the assessment feedback and in line with best practice.
In the past, mental illness was seen as possession by the devil and as a result, many were often stigmatised by society. Today, the general populace has finally started to understand the pain of suffering with mental illness and institutionalisation due to the combined efforts of various films and documentaries that highlight the struggles of living with mental illness. Witness, directed by young filmmaker Michael Buckley, is a documentary about John Harrowell, who was forced to live out the majority of his youth inside a mental institute. Michael Buckley employs various cheap, yet effective film techniques in order assist Harrowell telling his story and evoking sympathy
Symbolism is an important factor in many stories. In “Interpreter of Maladies”, the author, Jhumpa Lahiri, uses the symbol to represent her idea. In the story, the main character, Mr. Kapasi, is an Indian tour guide who accompanies the Das family on their way to see the Sun Temple at Konarak. Mr. Kapasi is an intelligent and knowledgeable man. He was once fluent in many languages but now speaks only English. He wanted to be a diplomat once but now he works as an interpreter in a doctor’s office. Mr. and Mrs. Das are young couple with three kids. Mr. Kapasi feels that they are more likely to be brother and sister to the kids than parents. The story’s central conflict focuses on the marriage situation because both the protagonist, Mr.
Analyzing the journey of a hospitalized patient is imperative in nursing practice in order to produce holistic, strengths based care (Gottlieb, 2014). When examining the patient and his or her journey, it is crucial for the nurse to explore many factors including the patient’s personal history leading up to admission, the unique and individualized care plan, impacting strengths and gaps within the healthcare system, as well as the factors affecting discharge care and planning. For the purpose of this paper, a patient by the name of Anna will be explored in order to highlight essential aspects associated with providing holistic care.
Throughout time, conflict has been a predominant, necessary component and driving force of human existence and progression. The primary catalyst for such conflict is one’s national identity, and the clashing cultural disparities it produces between people with different national affiliations. Presently, many attempt to neglect their historical backgrounds in order to avert disputes and conflicts. The fact remains however, that one cannot flee from his or her national identity, no matter how ardently they attempt to mask it or how passionately they reject it. In his novel The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje presents this reality to his characters by giving each a distinct national identity and forcing them to interact while stuck in an Italian
A twist on the "patient's perspective" approach is to describe a time when medicine failed to save or heal someone close to you. The purpose of this tactic would not of course be to rail against the medical profession, but rather to show how a disappointing loss inspired you to join the struggle against disease and sickness.
Michael Ondaatje is a renowned Canadian author and poet known for his eloquent, lyrical style. His novel, The English Patient, published in 1992, serves as a commentary on the complexity of human relationships and the significance of national identities. The story is primarily set in Italy after World War II; however, it is impregnated with flashbacks from Kip, Caravaggio and most importantly the English patient. The flashbacks from the English patient, Almásy, are the most significant because they shed light on his mysterious past. He neglects to tell the other inhabitants of his past due to his hatred for ownership and nationalities. Much of Almásy’s non-injured existence revolves around his desert expeditions and his torrid love affair with
The desert in the film is done very well and deserves a lot of credit.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje was recently made into a movie, 2 hours and 42 minutes of pure indulgence. The movie was rated “R” due to its sexuality, violence and mature language. If you’re looking for a boring, confusing book but a great movie, this is for you. Setting the scene, the movie is filmed in Tunisia and Italy. The beautiful scenery and landscape contribute to the feeling of the film. The themes of love and passion draw you into it. It is clear in the film, that the love between two people is so fierce and intimate. Ralph Fiennes plays The English Patient very well by adapting the character’s suffering, love and lust. The movie was rated 84% on Rotten Tomatoes but I believe it deserves a lot more than that.