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Unformatted text preview: would also describe what Dr. P and his wife looked like. Reading Sacks story, I never really could imagine at all what Dr. Ps physical features were like. I only thought of a man with human features: two hands, two eyes, a nose, etc. Maybe by not describing what Dr. P looked like, Sacks was able to show the reader that Dr. P was a normal everyday man, but I still couldnt picture what he looked like and if Sacks was trying to achieve this goal of portraying Dr. P as an average human he could have just said that instead not describe the physical characteristics of Dr. P at all. The lack of detail found in this story was not advantageous for me while reading it. Sacks could have made the story better if he put more detail into it. I never could picture what anything or anyone looked like. If I were to make this my own writing, I would describe the setting more than Sacks did....
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