Traditionally, short reviews express the author's subject matter clearly and accurately but often their stylistic and artistic richness is underestimated. In this respect, it is important to lay emphasis on the actual fact that the stylistic devices and creative details found in short stories are often diverse and contribute constantly to the improvement of the presentation of short experiences by writers. At this time, it is possible to make reference to "The Use of Power" by William Carlos Williams and "A Visit of Charity" by Eudora Welty. Actually, these two short stories are written by different authors that produce them quite different but, at the same time, you'll be able to track some similarities in terms of placing and topics of the brief stories. So, both short reports have certain similarities due to the use of the similar stylistic devices and, probably, because of the try out of both writers to convey the similar feeling, but, on the other palm, the stories are quite different because freelance writers conveyed their original ideas and messages and used their own original style.
In truth, the similarity between short tales can be followed from the depiction of the setting where the action of the short stories happen. In fact, talking about the setting up of "A Visit of Charity" by Eudora Welty, it is possible to point out the actual fact that the key personality of the brief story, Marian, goes to a significant gloomy place. Not merely does the unappealing building resemble a "block of glaciers" in the tough winter sunlight, however the "prickly dark shrubs" planted in front of the building suggest barbed cable. In fact, it seems as if she actually is attending a place where outcasts live but she only visits a old age home. At the same time, the writer creates the environment which is gloomy and quite depressing.
At this aspect, the beginning and setting up of "The usage of Push" by William Carlos Williams is, to a significant level, similar because the key character of the storyplot, the narrator, the physician, attends the house which is quite unfriendly, if not to say hostile. In fact, from the beginning the doctor highlights that the place is quite weird and gloomy:
When I arrived I was attained by the mother, a big startled looking female, very clean and apologetic who only said, Is this the physician? and let me in. In the trunk, she added. You need to excuse us, doctor, we have her in your kitchen where it is warm. It is very wet here sometimes (Williams, 115).
In such a means, the author creates quite a gloomy setting, where the doctor is attained with suspicions instead of expectations and hopes, which people as a rule have when they are looking forward to a doctor, especially in cases when they need their child to recover. However, when the doctor encounters the kid, the setting increases even more gloomy and unfriendly:
The child was fully dressed and sitting on her behalf father's lap close to the dining room table. He tried out to get up, but I motioned for him never to bother, took off my overcoat and began to look things over. I possibly could see that they were all very stressed, eyeing me along distrustfully. As often, in such cases, they weren't revealing to me more than they had to, it was up if you ask me to tell them; that's why these were spending three dollars on me (Williams, 115).
Obviously, the environment of both short stories is similar but Williams earns certain sense of hidden targets and desires for better, whereas Welty creates a significant gloomy setting, where in fact the depression of the key individuals can be experienced easily. In fact, parents of the girl do have some positive goals:
The father tried his best, and he was a major man but the fact that she was his child, his pity at her habit and his dread of hurting her made him release her just at the critical times when I needed almost achieved success, till I wanted to eliminate him. (Williams, 116).
And desires of parents were backed up by the honest desire of the doctor to help the child, long lasting opposition from the area of the child was. At first, the setting expands increasingly more aggressive as the kid simply attacks the doctor as a dangerous enemy:
As I shifted my chair a little nearer suddenly with one catlike motion both her hands clawed instinctively for my eyes and she almost come to them too. In fact she knocked my glasses flying plus they fell, though unbroken, several toes from me on your kitchen floor (Williams, 116).
The child is very furious and set upon her thoughts. The setting up is quite peculiar and the main character feels some danger and problem the child helps prevent him from dealing with and elimination. The kid uses all her makes on the preservation of her technique: "Even her expression hadn't evolved. Her breaths however were approaching faster and faster. Then the battle began. I had fashioned to do it. I needed a neck culture on her behalf own security" (Williams, 116).
Nevertheless, the gloomy setting confronts the ongoing attempts of the physician to help the kid:
But I have seen at least two children laying dead during intercourse of neglect in such instances, and sense that I must get a identification now or never I proceeded to go at it again. But the worst than it was that I too had got beyond reason. I possibly could have torn the child apart in my own fury and appreciated it. It had been a pleasure to harm her. My face was burning up with it. (Williams, 116).
This try out of the physician to help the child makes the short story's setting different from the setting up created by Welty, because Marian cannot help people she recognizes in the old age home. Instead of use of power for saving the life span and health of other people, Marian seems her weakness and isolation.
By the way, the isolation is the central theme of "A Visit of Charity" because the key character feels her loneliness and isolation. The beginning paragraph of the short story signifies the isolation of the primary character:
It was mid-morning-a frigid, bright day. Keeping a potted place before her, a woman of fourteen jumped from the bus before the Old Females' Home, on the outskirts of town. She wore a red cover, and her directly yellow mane was clinging down loose from the pointed white cap all the little girls were wearing that season. She halted for an instant beside one of the prickly dark shrubs with which the town had beautified the house, and then proceeded little by little toward the building, that was of whitewashed brick and reflected the winter sun light like a block of ice. As she strolled vaguely the steps she shifted the tiny pot from side at hand; then she had to create it down and remove her mittens before she could open the heavy door. (Welty, 98).
The theme of isolation is developed further in the course of the short-story as Marian attends the retirement home. She proves to be ill-prepared for and blithely ignorant of the devastation of old age, of failing health, of loneliness and fatality, all of which are symbolized and foreshadowed in this starting passing by the image of your monolithic old age home which Welty conjures as a kind of sinister internment camp.
The theme of "The usage of Power" is quite different because, instead of isolation the author shows how this isolation is breaking through by the physician, who wants to help the child. Therefore, Welty shows the isolation of the key persona and loneliness of folks she identifies in her short tales, whereas Williams shows that folks cannot live in isolation and there's always someone, who would like to help people, who are in isolation.
In spite of the difference of the theme, both brief testimonies use quite similar terminology. The terminology of both brief stories is simple and comprehensible. In fact, the authors attempt to make it closer to the dialect of children because the brief experiences depict children, who apparently involve some problems. In such a context, the use of a straightforward dialect is quite effective because it makes short reports more realistic and near the true life.
Thus, considering all above mentioned, it is important to lay focus on the actual fact that both brief stories, "The usage of Pressure" by William Carlos Williams and "A Visit of Charity| by Eudora Welty, have both similarities and distinctions. The similarities between both brief testimonies can be traced in the gloomy setting and simple, near to the colloquial words. As for variations, they could be partially traced in setting up, which is more hostile and conflicting in "The usage of Force", and in topics for the isolation is the key theme of "A Visit of Charity", whereas the primary theme of "The Use of Push" is the theme of assisting people and mutual help of people to each other.