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The writings of different authors can lead to a similar mode a story of one can be the response or simply can be compared to the others After reading The Country Doctor by Ivan Turgenev and A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka it can be seen that these two short stories share a similar bond of the portrayal of a Doctor It can be assumed that Kafka wrote his own version of Turgenev story The Country Doctor which was written a century before Kafka wrote A Country Doctor The two stories can be compared with the similarities they share the parallels between them explain the quest of a doctor to perform his righteous duty and yet in the end feel hopeless as if nothing can be done by him and all is up to the real savior God In these two stories The Country doctor and A Country Doctor it is possible to derive a sense of stress the doctors faced in their profession Both doctors tend to go out of their way to fulfill their duty as a doctor The stories describe the crazy journey taken by the doctors to reach their patient so they could be treated This sense of stress and determination that the country doctor is put through can be seen in Turgenevs and Kafkas parable The weather plays a crucial part to bring about the determination of the doctor to go about and fulfill his duty It was a bad day to ride on the road road was hellish streams snow mud ravines then suddenly a burst dam Turgenev 2 The weather is mentioned in Kafkas story as well The obstacle of getting a horse on the stormy winter day once again portrays the seriousness in the doctor to reach his destiny The country doctor being stranded in a snowstorm knowing that the ordinary means of transportation have broken down and sending his servant girl out for help who
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