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Analysis and comments on Doctors by Anne Sexton

Comment 5 of 5, added on March 4th, 2010 at 8:51 PM.
Anne Sexton, "Doctors"

We must remember that Anne Sexton suffered from deep depression, and her
poetry grew very dark and cynical before she committed suicide. I have a
wonderful doctor who is from India, and he is a very patient and caring
man. Sure, some doctors are a bit arrogant but, by and large, they are
dedicated to saving human life.

Art chapman from United States
Comment 4 of 5, added on November 6th, 2008 at 12:09 PM.

Her poem is right on the mark. Having been to many many doctors, I
understand vividly the "God Complex" they share. Patients are mere mortals
to them.

Reeshard Dooglas from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on October 26th, 2008 at 12:13 PM.

While you have a great poem, i generally disagree with the notion that they
have God complex. I think that everyone of us (including those who are not
doctors) would like to save lives. They just seem all knowing because they
have indeed studied hard (as in awfully hard) for such kind of knowledge.
The things that they have to go through before they cn actually become one
are beyond human endurance. I think that All doctors only have the best
interests at heart. Still, its a great poem:)

princess from Philippines
Comment 2 of 5, added on January 30th, 2006 at 7:25 AM.

I agree with you Anna.
This poem was great nonetheless.

karen from United States
Comment 1 of 5, added on November 28th, 2005 at 7:17 PM.

It is interesting to note that this poem has been viewed thousands of
times, and yet not one comment until now.
Okay, I'll be the first.
Doctors have a God Complex and a Licence to Kill with society's blessing.
And it seems only GOD has the power to knock them off their high horse and
put their feet back on the same earth the rest of us walk upon.
And the sooner society screams "Enough!" at the nonsense, the better off
we'll all be.


Anna from Canada

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Doctors
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Mar 4 2010


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