ENGL-125M Literature and Medicine
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
Raymond Carver's "A Small, Good Thing" is a powerful short story that delves into the struggles of coping with the death of a loved one and the cruciality of fellowship during such a traumatic experience. This interpretive essay aims to analyze the text and discuss the effects of isolation and denial of comfort upon the Weiss family as they endure the tortures of a hospital waiting room and, ultimately, the death of their child.
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Schrank, Zachary D.. "Isolation is the Enemy: The Coping of the Weiss Family" (2017). English: Student Scholarship & Creative Works.
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