Theme Of Emergency By Denis Hale Johnson

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Denis Hale Johnson is an American writer.Told in the first person, “Emergency” begins when the narrator has a break in his emergency room job at an Iowa City hospital, so he goes searching for his friend Georgie, an emergency room orderly who often steals drugs from the hospital. One of the main characters is Gorgie and he helps us realize Without irony and the ability to see more than we would want to while reading about Georgie, we would never see the true meaning behind Emergencies really dark comedic story. This story takes a lot of twists and turns that no ordinary story would tell us but underneath it all is something we don 't normally think about.

The story opens with the orderly Georgie, who is obviously already stoned, mopping the
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When Fuckhead and Georgie go outside to lie in the bed of Georgie’s pickup truck, Georgie wants to go to a church, saying, “I’d like to worship.” Fuckhead wants to go to a county fair, which they do, or maybe they don’t. Given the drug-induced hallucinatory nature of the story, it is not always clear what is happening and what is being imagined. While on the road, they get lost; Georgie cannot remember the rides at the fair and hits a jackrabbit. Given one of the story’s themes, Fuckhead asks Georgie, “Are you completely blind?”
“The theme of death introduced at the beginning by the blood-drenched emergency room is continued here with the dead rabbit. To emphasize this theme, even more, the rabbit is pregnant—suggesting death-in-life or life-in-death.” (May “paragraph 11” #2) Fuckhead becomes a sort of surrogate mother to the rabbits that Georgie has saved by putting them under his shirt against his
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¨“It could have been worse,” says the nurse. “It’s just a miracle you didn’t end up sightless or, at least, dead.” When the man shakes Georgie’s hand, Georgie does not know him, asking, “Who are you supposed to be?” It’s a great question, perfectly phrased, since it is a question none of us can ever really answer.¨ (May “paragraph 15” #3) We don’t know who we are, much less who we are supposed to

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