The Use of Force illustrates very well the feelings and emotions of a normally rational
person, who, for any reason, is subjected to a situation that causes much frustration and
anger. Most people have patience, but everyone has a breaking-point. The doctor found
his breaking point. It was almost frightening to read what the doctor was going to do next
to the little girl. What he did was no doubt justified, however, when he said “I could have
torn the child apart in my own fury and enjoyed it,” that shows a lack of self control.
I believe this story is very much like everyday life in the past few years. People
lose their tempers too easily instead of being patient and cooling off. A great example of
this is the Jerry Springer Show; people go to that show already very angry, and they think
that being on TV will aid them in resolving their conflicts. That is certainly not what
happens, though. One person almost always becomes enraged and physically attacks
another person. It’s sick. I see it in the hallways of our school. People lash out at anyone
for any reason-bumping into them. It is terrible. Just blow it off and calm down.
The story The Use of Force shows the evil side of a person. The doctor had to do
his job, but did not need to physically harm the little girl. His uncontrollable ferocity and
belligerence are startling, but it is sadly a common occurrence in the present.