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In William Carlos Williamss The Use of Force it is apparent that the physician took great gratification in defeating the tenacious child in her valiant attack towards him during an examination During their physical discord another struggle manifested concerning who had control and power above the other It could be stated that the doctor was doing his duty overpowering the girl for the sake of her health However he strangely and almost perversely enjoyed the dominance over the child In the end Mathilda was diagnosed with diphtheria but it was she who possessed control of the situation in the beginning of the story Just as there are never-ending struggles between man and woman this story inconspicuously implies an allegory for rapeAs the doctor arrives he immediately notices the childs beauty and penetrating stare He senses the parents distrust in him Although he thinks they distrust him it is his own inability to behave himself in a professional manner that he realizes he may not be able to contain I could see they were all nervous eyeing me up and down distrustfully The doctor smiles and calmly approaches in an effort to gain her confidence He reassures Mathilda that he will not hurt her As in many rape cases women fall victims to courteous men whom they already know They are coaxed into believing they are safe with seemingly nice men Mathildas mother tried to help by comforting her daughter and stating that the man was a nice doctor and not going to hurt her but these comments enraged the doctor He abhorred being referred to as a nice man as the mother described him The doctor foresaw then that he was no longer going to be a nice man It was now or never and he was to have his way whether she willingly cooperated or not When Mathilda refused to open her mouth her mother was ordered to leave the room while the men
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