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Stylistic Analyses of the Text from “Doctor in the House” by R.Gordon

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Stylistic analyses of the text from “Doctor in the House” by R.Gordon

    The story under the title “Doctor in the House” was written by R.Gordon. Richard Gordon is the pen name used by Gordon Ostlere (born Gordon Stanley Ostlere on 15 September 1921), an English surgeon, anaesthetist and an assistant editor of the British Medical Journal.
    As Richard Gordon, Ostlere has written numerous novels, screenplays for film and television and accounts of popular history, mostly dealing with the practice of medicine. He is most famous for a long series of comic novels on a medical theme starting with Doctor in the House, and the subsequent film, television, radio and stage adaptations. He left medical practice in 1952 and started writing his "Doctor" series.
    "Doctor in the House" is one of Gordon's twelve "Doctor" books and is noted for witty description of a medical student's years of professional training.
    The story under the study is written in the form of autobiography. It is a narration with the bits of the dialogue. The composition of the text consists of the introduction, the story itself and the very end that is the climax of the story. The story is written from the point of view of the author who gives a direct characterization of the situation.
    The story depicts the things happened with the narrator (reading the story to the end we may come to the conclusion – with the author:   “Number three oh six?" the Secretary whispered, without looking up from the book. "R. Gordon?" "Yes," I croaked.) while studying at a medical college primarily the way the examinations were held for medical students. The narrator revises every little unimportant and important thing happened in the period of examinations he had with his own estimation and value, so that everything acquires new meaning and interpretation.
    Reading the story we observe the narrator’s feelings and his comprehension of the event named “examinations”. The very first...


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