Exercise 2.4.2

Exercise 2.4.2 - would also describe what Dr P and his wife...

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Writing the Essay: Science Exercise 2.4.2 October 30, 2005 11:00-12:15 What I would have done with the text “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” had a lot of confusion in it that made it a little bit hard to read. Sacks left a lot of information out of the story that he assumed the reader could figure out on his or her own. The details of the story weren’t adequate enough to help the reader illustrate the scene in their own mind. It was as if Sacks imitated Dr. P himself while writing this story. The style that Sacks wrote “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” was in an abstract, vague tone and there wasn’t much concrete detail to describe the scenes or situation. If I were to make this my own piece of writing, I would describe the scene more for the reader to get a better sense of the surroundings. Dr. P’s house would be described with more detail. The reader would be able to picture what the house would look like. I
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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. P’s 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 couldn’t 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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Exercise 2.4.2 - would also describe what Dr P and his wife...

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