“Uncle Tungsten” by Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks is a neurologist who is also known for being a storyteller ¹. Aside from his career, Sacks is a best-selling author having written twelve books up to date, all bringing together science and art ². One of his earlier pieces is his essay “Uncle Tungsten” which combines passion and the love for science. “Uncle Tungsten” is an essay that shows how passion drives the romance for science, romance being the strong fascination and enthusiasm for science, a “love affair”. Oliver Sacks uses narration to present the idea of romance for science through characters, the concept of a hero, and an ending that provides a lesson learned.
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