The monster in the story is the brain tumor. The story talks about the doctor and how he tries to actually help the patient while also learning more about science. The fact that the author talks about the doctor’s morning and packing his lunch is because he wants the audience to be able to relate to the doctor. It also uses symbolism in that food is the start of all live and after the surgery and Mrs. Kelly dies, he goes and eats lunch. The author also uses the time and the sound of the heart beat for emphasizes.
Mrs. Kelly’s Monster February 4, 2010