Critique of Annie Dillardâ€™s â€œThe Deer at Providenciaâ€Paper Rating: Word Count: 587 Approx Pages: 2
Do you find it interesting to watch something or someone suffer? In "The Deer at Providencia, Annie Dillard shows that people are shocked at the suffering of others, through the deer tangled in rope and the narrator's sympathy towards Alan MacDonald. The suffering of others is continuous until we die and we are trapped in a world where we cannot escape suffering. Through this first person narrative, Dillard wants us realize that the deer and Alan MacDonald are symbolic for not being able to escape suffering, and she wants us to understand her profound mood and clear theme.
The characters are introduced first in the setting of the village Providencia, but throughout the narrative, there is little credit given to the other men. "The other three North Americans were metropolitan men. In most of the scenes, Dillard just included the