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Analysis of the “from Doctor in the House” by Richard Gordon

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Analysis of the   “From Doctor in the House” by Richard Gordon


The text under interpretation is called “From Doctor in the House” by Richard Gordon.

First of all I’d like to start with some words about the author. As I’ve learned Richard Gordon is an English writer of the 20th century. He is most famous for his “Doctor” series, where he describes different things concerning with the medicine. It is necessary to mention that such things are close to him because he took up the medicine. His literary contribution is great because his “Doctor” series are very popular. They are even screened.
As for me I have already heard about this author but haven’t read his works before/ And after reading this text I have become interested with his works.
So this text is about terrible feelings and fears which overtake the medical students during the final examination within the rules of educational system which seems to be convenient for the students for the first sight. So here the question arises why do the students have such inner state? And here I can guess about the problem to be the imperfection of the educational system.
The main characters of the text are the narrator called Richard Gordon who is rather serious and responsible young man, his friend Grymsdyke who is light-minded unlike Richard. The friends are medical students/ There are also minor characters, they are the examiners? Secretary of the Committee and his porters.
From the first person narration, which makes the text more emotional and subjunctive we lear the final examination for medical students to be displeasing event to be faced sooner or later. Though the authorities considered the exam to be a check of man’s knowledge conducted in fair and convenient way for both sides (students and examiners) the examination was a struggle for students where the were to be professionals.
Such bright epithets as unpleasant inevitability, fighting spirit, similar examinations are like death, like a...

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