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The Use of Force, A Story of Guilt "The Use of Force" by William Carlos Williams is a window to one doctor's guilt within the negligent loss of a child patient. This narrative focuses on the disillusionment due to his self-pity and guilt. The physician's guilt triggers a literary illusion of "The Use of Force" that gives him giddy delight in his imagined torture of the young, beautiful girl. His disgust for her uneducated, immigrant parents and their poor, humble environment only heighten this image. However, his rationale of these imagined activities allows him all the more. He perceives himself over those less than human creatures, as a master lords above his good for dog. Inside his self-empowered greatness that he comes face to face with the best flaw any physician can possess, lack of compassion and humanity for those lesser then himself. During the first 20 paragraphs, Williams is simply recalling the events as they had taken place. Never revealing the death of the child. We are led to believe the child never expires, but Williams provides us clues into her death when he states in paragraph 31, "I have seen two children lying dead in bed of negligence" His guilt of how he handled the situation plunges his imagination down a dark, immoral path. The critical point between fact and his vivid imagination becomes apparent when he says, "I explained the danger but said that I wouldn't insist on the throat examination so long as they (her parents) could take the responsibility." This is where his imagination takes over. Instantly, his adoration and love for your young woman turns to complete loathing. He goes on to describe as a "barbarous brat." In his dream condition, Williams feels such urgency to diagno...