Shows how close and equal Dillard and the three metropolitan men are; different from the way that a woman usually interacts with a group of. The Deer at Providencia. Annie Dillard’s style is unlike any other serious writing I have ever read. Dillard is able to be intellectual and formal. The speaker’s response to the deer’s situation is what I found most essential of it all. In the first place, she didn’t do much anything but stare at.

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Rather than accepting their fate, both of them strive to end the pain. Newer Post Older Post Home.

‘The Deer at Providencia’ by Annie Dillard. Summary (GROUP 6)

Dharma June 9, at 7: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The bitterness of being left behind by their children also creeps into the dialogue they share with their prospective customers. The author, in one moment mentions that while they were watching the deer after their meal, the North Deed men were watching at her.

About Me Anahi View my complete profile. Peovidencia are commenting using your WordPress. She states that they “saw a sight which moved us, and which shocked the men” 60 yet she fails to mention that precise sight. It is full of the cruelest and most horrific instances of suffering.

The only thing in common between these two almost entirely clashing dullard is the concept of suffering and our inability to do anything about it. They were trying to study and understand her attitude towards the deer, because she did not say any word, and did not show any special facial expression. Clear that suffering is on par and feels as senseless as the burn victims.

Dillard definitely does convey that it is useless to try to fight the existence of pain. Providejcia deer’s death is a natural part of life she grasps. This further highlights the point of nature coexisting with nature’s own cruelty as a dominant theme.

The wife tries to fill the void her children have left behind by tending to her cacti but to little avail. Furthermore, action is take in order to try to make his pain stop since he is in a hospital and people try to help him recover, unlike the deer.


The pain was a cycle, one that the deer went through in order to be killed and eaten.

Thursday, June 3, The Deer at Providencia. About Me Mariale View my complete profile. This is evident by their disdain towards their relatives in Pakistan and their reluctance to ask for help from them.

The children seem distant from their parents, probably from differing worldviews and the physical distance between Karachi and the overseas. They — especially the wife — try desperately to turn their lives around now that their children are not there any more. It makes her seem to not understand providencua cruelty diillard life and her request for an answer. Juan Gabriel D June 3, at 5: If we are talking about style, than it also seems important to discuss the analogy to Alan McDonald and burn victims.

However, she doesn’t feel the need to act like other women who make scandals over everything. Posted by Vibhav Bobde at dillarv Newer Post Older Post Home.

Annie Dillard Project: #4- THE DEER AT PROVIDENCIA

In my view these two things are linked and meant to be seen as indistinguishable. Make you you read it over and correct any errors you can because grammar is part of your grade. This site uses cookies.

These subtle thoughts that remain within her mind show provivencia the speaker does feel pity for the deer. Dillard is able to be intellectual and formal, yet at the same time intriguing and personal. For example, every day she reads the clipping of a newspaper article about a man who was burnt twice.

Mariale June 3, at 8: The quote “please explain to Alan McDonald in his dignity, to the deer at Providencia in his dignity, what is going on? This is what the author reveals in the last part of her story.

Dillard doesn’t seem to have any answers to this. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: At this point of the essay, I just wondered what could be done under that situation since she is a simple visitor in a foreign culture, yet what the deer undergoes seems to be so cruel. Providenfia soon the reader realizes that her focus in on a fact related to a specific deer, and the attitude of people around this animal.


Although unfortunately I cannot answer those questions, there is something worth noting about the deer and Alan McDonald. Before she came to the Ecuadorian jungle, in her country she was terribly impressed by provicencia photo showing the terrible condition of a man called Alan McDonald, whose face suffered a terrible burn. The fact that she did nothing about it doesn’t necessarily mean that she doesn’t care, but providenxia she cares even more.

The Deer at Providencia is a short story by Annie Dillard which deals primarily with our response to suffering.

In this manner, the burn victim analogy adds the personal perspective to the story and makes it more appealing to readers. Though most readers would interpret her as a hardhearted individual, I think oppositely.

Annie Dillard (Elissa & Juan): The Deer at Providencia

But merely notes it’s existence. The author knows that there is suffering and unfairness, yet the question she puts to the reader is why? Dillard doesn’t seem to have any answers to this.

When reading I feel that the essay was written especially for me because It sounds more like and enlightened conversation than an essay. She criticizes us for being so weak and makes it aware that life is full of cruelty, however, we must move one and struggle through.

She highlights herself as a realist woman who understands the nature of life and does not annoe about it. Instead, she reflects to herself Later she knew that a bowl of gunpowder had exploded on McDonald, and caused that irreparable damage.