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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Annie Dillard Project: #4- THE DEER AT PROVIDENCIA

anbie The author immediately, with a switchover of barely a line or two, begins to talk about a man she had read about in the anine who had been burned severely for the second time. It repeated the same thing again and again. A brief analysis of Annie Dillard’s short essays.

Furthermore, action is take in order to try to make his pain stop since he is in a hospital and people try to help him recover, unlike the deer.

Menu Skip to content. This further highlights the point of nature coexisting with nature’s own cruelty as a dominant theme. This gruesome reference can go unperceived, but if noticed it adds a strong and morbid tone to the essay as it implies a form or torture.

Juan Gabriel D June 2, at This site uses cookies. For the boys of the village this spectacle seemed to be a kind of entertainment; for the local businessman, it was something without any importance; and for the visitors, the three North American men and the situation was strange, pathetic.

They were trying to study and understand her attitude towards the deer, because she did not say any word, and did not show any special facial expression.

The author, in her essay The Jungle, ponders on the unfairness of life. After the meal, she provivencia some of the other tourists talking about her and her apparent lack of sympathy for the wounded creature.


The author, in one moment mentions that while they were watching the dilalrd after their meal, the North American men were watching at her. Posted by Juan Gabriel D at 4: Maybe we, as humans, are more revolted by suffering of the burn victim.

The older couple seem to be very distant from the rest of their family, be it their children or their extended family. You are commenting dillarr your Twitter account. Maintaining the large house and accessing the top floors add on to their struggles. Clear that suffering is on par and feels as senseless as the burn victims.

Returning to her style, Dillard recurs to juxtaposition a lot. She criticizes us for being so weak and makes it aware that life is full of cruelty, however, we must move one and struggle through.

The bitterness of being left behind by their children also creeps into the dialogue they share with their prospective customers. I was at dinner with my friends. She is sometimes repetitive yet it is not tiresome because her register shows that she is merely being thorough by meandering around her main argument.

Posted by Mariale at Then, for the man I believe the same thing but only to a certain extent. I agree with provkdencia analysis for the most part. Elissa Huang June 3, at 4: I had not realized about the discreet reference, how interesting.

About Me Anahi View my complete profile. Before she came to the Ecuadorian jungle, in her country she was terribly impressed by a photo showing dee terrible condition of a man called Alan McDonald, whose face suffered a terrible burn.

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

In the first place, she didn’t do much anything but stare at what was occuring to the defensless creature.

This is what the author reveals in the last part of her story. Juan Gabriel what you said is right.


The tone in which the first half prpvidencia written is quite descriptive and realistic, on a relatively upbeat note. Mariale June 3, at 5: Imagine watching your deer suddenly become ensnared by an unknown entity that planned to kill, skin, and eat it. 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.

Dillard definitely does convey that it is useless to try to fight the existence of pain. The deer’s death is a natural part of life she grasps.

In my view these two things are linked and meant to be seen as indistinguishable.

Dillar Essay Discussions: The Deer at Providencia

People got together several times to have breakfast or lunch, but they were not shocked by the animal. I see that Dillard juxtaposes the burn victim to the deer, the znnie being unwilling to let go of life and the former surrendering to death. However, she doesn’t feel the need to act like other women who make scandals over everything.

Similes to the Cactus: Instead, she reflects to herself Anahi June 3, at 8: You are commenting using your Facebook account. In this manner she alludes to the tied up deer and how its exertion tenderizes its meat. I would also want to know, Juan Gabriel what do you think is the main theme? However,since its her birthday I understand that she will be at dinner and not able to respond until tomorrow.

It portrays how the old couple has been left behind by their children in a large and empty house.

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