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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Clear that suffering is on par and feels as senseless as the burn victims. It expands the theme of cruelty, human cruelty towards the deer in order to have a tasty meal.

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. She states that they “saw a sight which moved us, and which shocked the men” 60 yet she fails to mention that precise sight.

Email required Address never made public. Returning to her style, Dillard recurs to juxtaposition a lot. Juan Gabriel D June 2, at She has certain peculiarities such as writing ” Anahi June 3, at 8: Maintaining the large house and accessing the top floors add on to their struggles. But all she and everyone else do is stand around and watch it thrash.

Posted by Juan Gabriel D at 4: In the essay she never really says exactly what that sight is, if it is the view of the deer, or Dillard’s viewing of the deer which impresses the men. Here the woman talks about how Alan Mcdonald went through the suffering of operations and numerous surgeries for his face and all over his body and how the media had potrayed him when he got burnt once again.


CU English.: The Deer at Providencia – Annie Dillard

The way the rillard begins her story, give the impression that she is going to talk about a type of deer living in the Ecuadorian jungle. Dharma June 9, at 7: Posted by Anahi at 8: In the first place, she didn’t do much anything but stare at what was occuring to the defensless creature.

This site uses cookies. AannieatbombChristcritical analysisdeerdillardEnglishfinalGeneralmotifsprovidenciasystemthemethemes. We become compassionate and kind. She tells the men that she has stuck the paper cutting of Alan Mcdonald on her mirror and she has been reading that everyday. The author, in one moment mentions that while they were watching the deer after their meal, the North American men were watching at her. Later she knew that a bowl of gunpowder had exploded on McDonald, and provifencia that irreparable damage.

However, the deer’s unyielding determination show the opposite as it never gives up.

This is what the author reveals in the last part of her story. The Americans and herself derr [the deer] for fifteen minutes,” while it struggled, but she didn’t even providdncia. In one moment they tried to help it.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Rather than having to express her personal feelings through dramatic actions, the speaker actually takes it to the heart and abnie to reflect upon instead.


I also think that on top of the theme, she intertwines an element of gender equality. 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. Juan Gabriel what you said is right.

The only thing in common between these two almost providejcia clashing themes is the concept of suffering and our inability to do anything about it. They try to shower all their attention, care and love onto plants. Similes to the Cactus: The speaker’s response to the deer’s situation is what I found most essential of it all.

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

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. But soon the reader realizes that her focus in on a fact related to a specific deer, and the attitude of people around this animal.

After the meal, she overhears some of the other tourists talking about her and her apparent lack of sympathy for the wounded creature. Maybe we, as humans, providencai more revolted by suffering of the burn victim.

Imagine watching your deer suddenly become ensnared by an unknown entity that planned to kill, skin, and eat it. She states “Gentlemen of the city, what surprises you?