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The short story titled The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams a doctor tries to treat a young girl who refuses the treatment he offers Despite the fact that her parents and the doctor make and attempt to reason with the girl she continues to defy them in their efforts to help her The reason this short story has become a classic is because it illustrates what makes a hero The fact that the doctor is determined to help the young girl who makes every attempt to refuse help may seem like simple task but when the outcome could be certain death the main character becomes to show heroic qualities In a situation as this it was important for the doctor to be persistent for the girls own good Other wise she may have faced and untimely death Because of these heroic qualities the doctor possesses the girl sir comes to the doctors evaluation and more than likely escapes a much worse fate For an individual to posses the qualities of a hero he or she must show determination when others are reluctant of a situation A hero must also be able to take over for others who may feel as though there is no other option but to give up It was important for the author of this story to portray these qualities the main character of this story in order to give him a heroic persona As illustrated in this story heros come in all shapes in sizes It is important that a hero isnt always portrayed as the typical clich of the night in shinning armor or the hero that slays the dragon and wins the heart of the beautiful princess It becomes apparent that heros can take the form of anyone with the characters necessary to take charge and get the job done for the good of all involved Determination and ultimately perseverance is the key to a successful
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