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Unformatted text preview: knowing what the outcome will be which is the message he is sending to us as the audience before building up the initial story. Describing how the patient yawns before receiving his anesthesia gives the impression that it may not be such a serious operation. This in turn, keeps the reader wondering what is going to happen next. Finally once it is obvious that the patient is suffering from cancer, it is distressing to learn what will happen next, and to wonder how the family will take the unfortunate news. Selzer does an adequate job expressing what it is like from the surgeon’s point of view, to make the reader realize just how complex and difficult it is to return to a job like that each and every day. It is a job that may sometimes provide a wonderful outcome, or perhaps maybe twist into a depressing, unfortunate result....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course EN 102 taught by Professor Motew during the Spring '07 term at Worcester.
- Spring '07