Shows how close and equal Dillard and the three metropolitan men are; different from the way that a woman usually interacts with a group of. The Deer at Providencia. Annie Dillard’s style is unlike any other serious writing I have ever read. Dillard is able to be intellectual and formal. The speaker’s response to the deer’s situation is what I found most essential of it all. In the first place, she didn’t do much anything but stare at.

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In this manner she alludes to the tied up deer and how its exertion tenderizes its meat. The author along with 3 of her friends from North America, are on vacation in the Amazon jungle, eating lunch with a tribe. Posted by Anahi at 8: Imagine watching your friend tear gashes in her own flesh desperately trying to provodencia herself. When reading I feel that the essay was written especially for me because It sounds more like and enlightened conversation than an essay.

‘The Deer at Providencia’ by Annie Dillard. Summary (GROUP 6)

I wonder how you, or Elissa, feel this ancedote adds to the essay stylistically. Furthermore, can you see the cruelty of life and our strength against it as the principal theme? You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Everyone realizes the harsh reality of the suffering.


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In this manner, the burn victim analogy adds the personal perspective to the story and makes it more appealing to readers. I’m dillad images from those “Saw” movie in my head.

The story goes on to show how the old couple struggles to cope with their loneliness and the large and empty house seems to add on to their struggles.

Posted by Mariale at Thursday, June 3, The Deer at Providencia. They were three men and one women. I think Filipe brought up an interesting point when he noticed that the village boys do try to help the deer. Dillard is able to be intellectual and formal, yet at the same time intriguing and personal.

Proviencia become compassionate and kind. I also think that on top of the theme, she intertwines an element of gender equality. It is full of the cruelest and most horrific instances of suffering.

I’m not sure that I would argue that Dillard sees the man’s suffering as provdencia and unfair while the deer’s is somehow more understandable.

It is full of the cruelest and most horrific instances of suffering. More so, not only does she question herself about the reasons for the pain, she makes the reader reflect as well. Make you you read it over and correct any errors you can because grammar is part of your grade. I agree with your analysis for the most part.

Though most readers would interpret her as a hardhearted individual, I think oppositely. The author eats the deer meat while watching the deer. The second part of the story is written with vivid details of the man suffering, and by doing so, renders the seemingly insignificant suffering of the deer obsolete. It expands the theme of cruelty, human cruelty towards the deer in order to have a tasty meal.


This mimics talk, which is spontaneous and not planned so it is considered colloquial but Dillard’s writing is inherently cultured. The Cactus deals with themes of loneliness. However, the deer’s unyielding determination show the opposite as it never gives up. I looked detached, apparently, or hard, or calm, or focused, still.

When the deer is suffering, no one does anything, they just keep staring. But all she and everyone else do is stand around and watch it thrash. That there is suffering here, or that I know of it? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I agree with your analysis for the most part. Another aspect that I found important in this essay were the contrasting examples that were given.

She highlights herself as a realist woman who understands the nature of life and does not complain about it.