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Asl For Me Has Had A Really Positive Impact On My Life

- ASL for me has had a really positive impact on my life. My father, who is roughly 65, has experienced quite a bit of hearing loss due to his age. He can’t really hear most of what I say and I do whatever I can to lower the pitch a speak from my diaphragm in order to get him to hear me. My mother has had an easier time with this and is able to communicate everything to him that he can’t hear. Honestly it’s be heartbreaking that he can’t hear me say “I love you,” sometimes. This communication barrier drove me to learn sign....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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American Sign Language: God's Noblest Gift

- “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things” (American). For centuries, people from all walks of life have been using their hands to communicate with one another, and for centuries people from all walks of life have been learning. Today I am following in their footsteps with a passion from God for the deaf language, culture, and souls. For almost a decade, an intense ardor for American Sign Language and a desire to reach its native users for Christ seeded itself in my soul, wove its roots deeper and deeper, and blossomed into one of the greatest loves of my life....   [tags: culture, deaf, communication, manual alphabet]

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Analysis Of ' Midsummer Night 's Dream '

- In terms of time scale there will be a very long rehearsal and development process. Deafinitely Theatre translated and rehearsed their 2014 “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 5 weeks, but in the case of this production I believe longer will be required. Most of the actors in the Deafinitely Theatre Company were deaf, knew sign language and had worked with each other before, making the rehearsal process smoother. In this case, it is important to consider that we will have a newly formed company of both hearing and deaf people from a variety of backgrounds, most of them probably unfamiliar with working with someone who cannot understand them....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Cochlea]

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Early Hearing Detection

- Parent Satisfaction of Bloomfield Hills Schools’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Services Deaf and hard of hearing children are a particular disability group that requires specialized knowledge, support, and resources to succeed within the educational system. Ninety percent of deaf and hard of hearing children are born to hearing parents who typically have had little or no former contact with these types of children nor do they have knowledge of deaf related issues. These children may be one of the few, or perhaps only, deaf or hard of hearing student(s) in their school district so, subsequently, parents may lack peer parental support....   [tags: deaf, hard of hearing]

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A Brief Note On The And The Workplace And Right Within Your Community

- Topic: Audism Specific Purpose: To help people to understand what Audism is and that the lack of an ability to hear does not mean they are incapable of performing tasks. Central idea: I’m going to talk about Audism and what it is, were it happens and why it needs to stop, it happens in Schools, The workplace and right in your community. Introduction: Attention Getter: Everyone has felt Different at some point in our lives, in school or out with our friends at the mall. However, for some people it is not only a feeling of being different but of being perceived as different....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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The Music Video : Watch These Hands By Sean Forbes

- I chose the music video, Watch These Hands by Sean Forbes. I had acquired the permission to use this music video for this paper. Being a Deaf person may give him a disadvantage to the hearing world. However, in Watch These Hands Sean refused to let the disadvantage to stop him from making music. Instead, he worked really hard to bring Deaf and Hearing world together to blend into one big song to accomplish his dream to become a famous musician. There are a lot of people who helped to create the music video....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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Special Education At The United States Of America

- Special education in the United States of America has come a long way. Thanks to the variety of laws advocating for individuals with disabilities, students have a fair chance at an appropriate education no matter what their disabilities might be. The recent prevalence of inclusion classes asks the general education teacher to work closely with special educators and other resource professionals in order to ensure that all students, particularly ones with disabilities, receive the support they need in order to be successful....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Audiogram, Deaf culture]

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The Culture Of The Hispanic Culture

- The word “culture” is defined different to every person. It is how you interpret it in your life. Many ways of how we interpret culture is based on your ethnic, personal experience, and who you see yourself as. You interact with the group that best fits you. For instance, the language you speak, where you were born, the people you work with, and last but not least your career. Culture is rapidly changing as we continue to grow up. We belong to different group of cultures. There is not a certain culture you pertain to but how comfortable you feel within that culture....   [tags: Deaf culture, Sign language, Autism]

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The Hearing Loss And Deafness

- According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the official definition of deafness is “a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification” (“Hearing Loss and Deafness,” 2012). The terminology “with or without amplification” is important to remember when defining deafness, because it specifies that “a hearing aid will not provide sufficient accommodation so that the student can succeed in the classroom” (“Hearing Loss and Deafness,” 2012)....   [tags: Deaf culture, Sign language, Deafness]

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Separations Of Common Hearing Loss Issues Within The Hard Of Hearing

- This research paper focuses on separations of common hearing loss issues within the hard of hearing community, explaining three groups that are considered the major division that identify within the Hard of hearing community, appropriately. There are a few distinguishing common, yet complex challenges, and universal problems of living within their culture. Based on the qualities of psychosocial perspectives of hearing loss, there are distinctive views of socialism, activities and everyday life that affects his or her lifestyle....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Audiogram]

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What Is A Cochlear Implant?

- What is a cochlear implant. A cochlear implant, as the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)( 2014) explains, is a small electronic device designed to help a deaf or profoundly hard of hearing person help hear sounds. The device consists of external and internal elements. The external elements of the implant are the microphone and the speech processor. The microphone picks up the sounds from the outside world. The speech processor selects and arranges sounds picked by the microphone....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Deaf culture]

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What 's That Pig Outdoors?

- What’s that Pig Outdoors. is a memoir whose name easily captures the attention of the potential reader. Moreover, the story of the title captures an important theme in the narrative, which is that being deaf can sometimes lead to humorous (and sometimes not so humorous) misunderstandings. Henry Kisor, the author of the memoir has been deaf since age three. Still, he grew up in the hearing world as a lip-reader, and does not separate himself from the hearing culture in the slightest. While his disability can lead to said misunderstandings, it hasn’t stopped Kisor from living his life the way he wants and feels is best for him....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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Children Of A Lesser God

- Children of a Lesser God is focused around an attractive young and deaf woman named Sarah. Sarah was known as a former intelligent, honors graduate student who was perceived to be extremely bitter. Sarah did not fully utilize her academic talents, which led her to taking the janitorial position at the school she once attended for the deaf in New England. James, the newly hired speech professor, was creative with his teaching techniques. James wanted these students to have a better perception for somatic sensations around them such as vibration and elicited that by playing loud rock music....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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The Hard Of Hearing Culture

- Hard of hearing Culture may appear to be peculiar to a Hearing individual. Every ethnic and religious group has its own particular culture. A culture is when a gathering of individuals meet up in light of the fact that they have the same convictions, considerations, and conduct designs. Quite a bit of what has created as Deaf Culture has grown pretty much the same number of social standards create. It basically happens on the grounds that individuals in a particular gathering have resemblances that unite them in exceptional ways....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Audiogram]

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Why I Want Sign Language, Being Taught By My Best Friend

- Our scene takes place in a loud cafeteria full of fifth graders. There is a group of kids at a table in the corner, two of the girls were talking animatedly about some topic or another. One girl had waist length brown hair, the other had much shorter curly blonde hair. Suddenly the cafeteria workers called for five minutes of silence in an attempt to settle the easily excitable youth but the girls continued talking with their hands. The brown haired girls signs were quick and fluid while the blonde’s were slower and clumsier, having just started learning....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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The Service Learning Event Of Destino Leadership Academy

- There were two service-learning events, approved by Professor Trevino, which I went to. The first one I went to was called Destino Leadership Academy. In this service learning event, there were several workshops throughout the day which taught the attendees something about leadership, public speaking, social media, community building or communication. As the name of the event indicates, the event was tailored for Spanish and English speakers. There were two four parts to the day. The first one was the welcome and orientation to the academy followed by awards and lunch and then we had two workshop track sessions and finally there was a big talk from a special guest and the closing....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Audiogram, Deaf culture]

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Cultural Influence on Learning Style

- Having deaf parents is something I never thought had a huge impact in my life, till I realized it effected and influenced every aspect of it. While trying to assess my own personal learning style, I had a hard time not getting angry with the single minded exam I was face with. I took a quiz to determine if I was an audio learner or a visual learner. I could not help fighting off their influence and getting overwhelmingly confused. How could learning happen only by one of two means; audibly or visually....   [tags: Audio Learner, Visual Learner, Deaf]

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Hearing Loss And A Speech Disorder

- The purpose of this paper is to analyze the scenario of Michael, a five year old male who was just diagnosed with a hearing loss and a speech disorder, by answering questions pertaining to his situation. The first section describes Michael’s hearing disorder and the competency based individualized strategies for supporting him in a school setting using the definition laid out in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The second section summarizes why it is felt he is unable to make friends and how his disabilities interfere with his social development....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Deafness]

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My Career As A Physical Therapy

- In the class Disability in Society (AHRS 200), I’ve learned a lot about how people with disabilities are treated in society, how students, parents and teacher have to deal with a disability and how the class views disability. Many of the things that I learned in this class will further my education and my career as a physical therapy. I obtained a different perspective on building structure, I pay more attention to how accessible it is to people with disabilities. I also gain the push to learn sign language, especially in my career which can be helpful to patients who are deaf or hard of hearing....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Disability]

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A Child 's Hearing Loss

- 1.The population I decided I wanted to learn more about is children who are deaf. 2. a. It can be very difficult to distinguish the origin of a child’s hearing loss. One reason is if there were difficulties during the pregnancy or birthing process. For instance, if the mother contracted a severe illness like German measles it could influence the baby’s hearing. If the mother takes a certain kinds of medicine including ototoxic drugs, it can transfer into the fetus negatively affecting the baby’s hearing....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Audiogram]

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The Cochlear Implant

- The Cochlear Implant      The cochlear implant is possibly one of the greatest inventions designed to benefit the deaf community. A cochlear implant is a device implanted internally behind a deaf persons ear with an external microphone, and is designed to provide artificial sounds to people who have nerve deafness in both ears and show no ability to understand speech through hearing aids. Since the development of the cochlear implant in the 1960’s, more than 10,000 people worldwide have been implanted with this device....   [tags: deaf community]

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El Deafo By Cece Bell

- El Deafo, by Cece Bell, offers bunnies as the main characters of a children’s book, explaining the role of deafness in the life of the main character Cece. The character choice of bunnies is very ironic in a way, as bunnies are often known for their hearing. Thus, her book stands out right from the beginning in her selection of topic and characters. The book starts off with Cece starting a new school, which being new is always scary, but this scenario is different, Cece is deaf. At the age of four, she caught meningitis and became severely deaf....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Audiogram]

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The Is A Good Or Bad Thing?

- As humans we learn from what we see and hear others doing, this is the same way that we learn languages. It is amazing to watch infants grow into toddlers and learning our language. To see how over a rather small amount of time they learn to not only understand what we are saying, but to use it in their life and learn more and more words, then to properly start using them. My youngest siblings are going to be 2 and 6 at the end of the year and to see how much they have learned in what is truly a small amount of time compared to the life expectancy of someone nowadays is simply put spectacular....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Cochlea]

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Critical Thinking : My Thinking

- It’s been fifteen weeks since the beginning of the semester when we were given our first critical thinking essay. Have our thoughts about critical thinking changed or remained the same throughout this semester. The idea of critical thinking has been changed for me, there is a lot more you can do with critical thinking. Critical thinking means being able to find a routine to build up your way around the barrier. It involves planning, time, and commitment. During this semester, I’ve been using planning....   [tags: Critical thinking, Learning, Deaf culture]

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The Life of Annie Sullivan

- Anne Sullivan is known as the ‘miracle worker’, mainly because she was one. With her faith in God she enabled blind and deaf Helen Keller to communicate with others and read braille. Sounds impossible, right. Johanna Mansfield Sullivan, known as Anne or Annie all her life, was born on April 14th, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. Annie’s “family” lived there until she was ten. Her mother and father, Thomas and Alice Sullivan, were Irish immigrants, poor and ill. Annie was ill herself. She had trachoma that was not treated, and it lead to blindness when she was seven....   [tags: miracle worker, braille, blind, deaf]

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Should Minors Be The Cochlear Implant Surgery?

- The purpose of this paper is to study the social scientific means where minors are being given consent by parents or guardians to have surgery, the cochlear implant that alters the skull and ears while altering their hearing. The study is to measure the support of minors having the cochlear implant surgery, regardless of the risks, either so that the children can be like their parents or the expectation for the child to have a better communication ability. Allowing the surgery may be based on a strong desire for parents to have their children be “like” them, from the point of being expectant parents, to parenting, resemblance between the child and parent are sought....   [tags: Sign language, Hearing impairment, Deaf culture]

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Love Is Never Silent By Watching The Hearing

- Many people never realize or take much notice on what deaf people go through in life, but by watching the movie "Love is Never Silent", hearing people are able to have a clear view of what it is like to be deaf in the hearing world. Many different perspectives towards how deaf people live, socialize, party or work are built by many distinctive types of people. As the movie "Love is Never Silent" shows, Margaret and her family are isolated from their community. They aren 't allowed to sign in front of the hearing because it 's strange and abnormal....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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Asl Club : A Community

- ASL CLUB A subculture full of smiles and energy, the ASL club is a group with a vision of breaking barriers between Deaf people and Hearing people. Just like any other culture, Deaf culture has its own language, beliefs and traditions. However, though they are often misunderstood and seen as an inferior group, the Deaf culture displays and creates its pride through its art also known as De’VIA, its language ASL and its tight knitted community. Stepping into a room filled with both students who were deaf and others who were not, I was instantly met with smiles and hugs....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Hush '

- Hush is a horror, thriller, suspense movie that was released April 8,2016. It was co-written by Mike Flanagan, also the director, and Kate Siegel, who played the main character, Maddie Young. It is possible that Flanagan’s fandom for Steven King’s novels may be a factor in his work with Hush as the book Mr. Mercedes can be glimpsed in a scene. The movie revolves around Maddie (Seigel) who at age 13 developed bacterial meningitis and as a result developed vocal paralysis and became Deaf. The movie explores the situation behind her being under attack by an unknown serial killer....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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A Brief Note On Middle School - Hard Of Hearing

- Deaf Culture Response Paper Testimonial #1 (Jabrina – Middle School – Hard-of-Hearing) Summary Jabrina is a Middle School student who is hard-of-hearing. She attends a private school and lives in the dorm. Jabrina states that she feels more independent at her private school verses attending a public school. Her plans for the future include attending college and pursuing a degree in the field of fashion design. The advice she gives to other hard-of-hearing students is to have confidence in yourself and respect other people....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, High school]

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General Geography : Japan, Japan

- General Geography: Country Name: Japan is the archipelago consisted of many islands bounded on the Sea of Okhotsk, Pacific Ocean, East Sea and Sea of Japan. [1] There are five main districts: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Okinawa. Each district has a main island surrounding by many smaller islands. [1] The capital in Japan is Tokyo. General Population: As of early 2015, the population is 126,818,019 [2] and the population growth declined by 0.08% from the previous year (126,999,808 from 2014) [2] due to extremely lower birth rate (fewer than 6000 in 2013)....   [tags: Sign language, Deaf culture, Hearing impairment]

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How do deaf people use telephones? What about doorbells and alarm clocks?

- How do deaf people use telephones. What about doorbells and alarm clocks. There are many everyday devises that we hearing people take for granted, among these are telephones, smoke alarms, doorbells, and alarm clocks. When we look at how members of the deaf community use these everyday items we must consider that members within the community have very different communication needs, abilities, and preferences. Hard-of-hearing people for example can use a standard telephone with the addition of a headset or amplifier, while some hard-of-hearing people may prefer a TTY deaf persons rely on it, or a relay service to communicate as we (hearing people) would on a telephone....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Importance Of A Preference For Either Community Within The Terms Of Associating With One Group Or The Other

- ypically, they don’t show a preference for either community in terms of associating with one group or the other. (Holcomb, 67) On the webpage “Hearing HQ”(1) we learn about Katie Leclerc and her childhood. It is stated that she is part of a small tightknit family. We learn that Katie was bullied by three girls. She has reported “that the girls would poke her with sticks and spread vicious rumors. One even threatened her life.” Katie stated “how she was terrified to go to school.” Finally, Katie’s family moved from Colorado to California for a new start....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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Explore the Timeline of Cochlear's History of Innovation

- Many three years old have begin to talk in simple sentences to communicate with people, but in my case, I didn’t talk at all; which my parents became concerned and believed that I am just having a speech delay which they began to encourage me to talk more, but as time proceeded, my parents realized that there is something wrong with me. So they took me to the audiologist, which as I never experienced hearing, and I learned quickly to depend on my other senses. I may don’t understand what people are telling me, but I am smart enough to figure out what it is going on by observing the situation....   [tags: cochlear implant, hearing aids, deaf program]

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The Children All Use Ksl ( Korean Sign Language )

- When Kang starts his new job he notices that the children are very solemn and quiet. They don’t acknowledge him and try to avoid eye contact. Right away you notice that something is deeply wrong and is being covered up. The children are not acting like that out of respect for their teacher, but it is like they are afraid of him. The school has poor lighting and had bare plain walls with dark tones, it looked almost like a mental hospital. On the first day of teaching he has the children do a still life painting of some apples....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Human rights]

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The Bear By Tom Lombardi

- As once said by Paul J. Meyer, “Communication is the key to personal and career success.” That could not be any more true, especially in this day and age. In order to succeed in this world, it is imperative that you are able to work well with people. It is nearly impossible to avoid people for an extended period of time. It might be possible for a little bit, but eventually you will have to face someone. It is beginning to be harder and harder to find good paying jobs that do not involve interacting with the public to some degree....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Sign language]

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My Career As An Educator

- When I was twelve-years old, I told my mom that I was going to attend Illinois State University to become a special education teacher. Eight years later, here I am. Some people just know what they want to be when they grow up; I was one of those fortunate people. My involvement in working with individuals with disabilities led me to discover that the more time I spend with them, the more eager and passionate I become about my career as an educator. During my sophomore year of high school, I was involved in Best Buddies and an Adapted Physical Education program....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Sign language]

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Love Is Never Silent

- The movie love is never silent is a movie based in the late nineteen thirty’s and is about a young girl and her deaf family. It introduces the hardships that the family faces and the changing of the times that slowly brought Deaf Culture to where it is today. The movie discusses topics such as misconceptions of the time, the fear and confusion misinformation produced and the shame that Margaret faced because of it. It also explained how daily life during the time worked and how many people were curious, but simply that and was starving for knowledge....   [tags: deaf culture, film review, story analysis]

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American Sign Language

- American Sign Language In learning about the deaf culture I have taken on a new understanding about the people it includes. Through readings and the lessons, I have learned that being deaf has both its hardships and its blessings. The beauty of the language alone makes one want to learn all that he or she can about it. In this paper I will discuss the beauty of the language and the misconceptions the hearing world has about deafness. The deaf culture has often been labeled as the deaf- and- dumb culture....   [tags: Deaf Culture ASL Papers]

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The Deaf Leader of North Korea and His Reign of Terror

- Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, both “suryongs”—the leaders, mainly utilized terror to maintain their sovereignty in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Kim Il Sung was a communist dictator of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 1948 to 1994. He was born on April 15th, 1912 near Pyongyang and received military and political training Soviet Union. Kim Il Sung also formed the provisional government in North Korea after Japanese’s surrender in World War II, through which he obtained authority in his political party—Korean Workers’ Party—and eventually became “The Great Leader”....   [tags: modern dictators]

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Deafness and the Power of Signing

- Deafness and the Power of Signing When the deaf Miss America spoke to a crowd of thousands about overcoming her handicap, deaf people across America were disgusted. Deafness is not a handicap, I have been told again and again. It is a cultural identity, a way of life, a choice, even (some hard-of hearing people speak of the time when they had to decide, deaf or hearing), but never a handicap, never something to be overcome. The sign for people like Miss America is the sign for hearing, with the forefinger circling up by the forehead instead of down by the mouth....   [tags: Sign Language Deaf Communicating Papers]

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Edmund Booth

- Edmund Booth was an extraordinary man, especially considering the difficult pioneer era he lived in. He was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts on August 24, 1810. On March 8th, 1815, at the age of four, Edmund contracted meningitis, and was not expected to survive this horrible disease. After being very ill for three months, to the surprise of many, Edmund survived. Unfortunately, the meningitis cost him his hearing (slight hearing left in one ear), and the sight in one eye. By age eight, his remaining hearing in the one ear had dissipated, and he was now profoundly deaf....   [tags: deaf, pioneer, renaissance, meningitis, rights]

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Learning from Helen Keller

- Learning from Helen Keller Facilitated Communication Institute Helen Keller is probably the most universally recognized disabled person of the twentieth century. (Others such as Franklin Roosevelt were equally well-known, but Keller is remembered primarily for her accomplishments which are disability-related.) Those of us who have grown up in the last half of this century have only known Keller as a figure of veneration. We know her primarily through popularized versions of her life such as the play "The Miracle Worker," or through her autobiographical works such as The Story of My Life (Keller, 1961 [1902]) and The World I Live In (Keller, 1908)....   [tags: Helen Keller Deaf Blind Essays]

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History of Hearing Aids

- The story of the hearing aid depicts one of the most ridiculous timelines of technological advancements in all of history. Although we modernly think of a “hearing aid” as a small device which is inserted into the ear canal, the reality is that a hearing aid is “an apparatus that amplifies sound and compensates for impaired hearing.” Thus, I invite you to expand your mind, and draw your attention to the intriguing, and absolutely absurd, timeline of the hearing aid. The most common model of the ancestral hearing aid is that of the simple ear trumpet....   [tags: Sound Deaf]

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Loud Noise Causes Hearing Loss

- I was talking on the phone with my friend Tim the other day and every few minutes he kept asking me to talk louder. The line was clear, no cell phones were used, I was talking just as I am right now and we were both in the comfort of our own homes. So it got me thinking, is it me or can he just not hear me. Well, the truth is that according to National Institute on Deafness and other Communicative Disorders, over 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous sounds on a daily basis. And that constant exposure is giving way to a serious health problem called Noise Induced Hearing Loss....   [tags: Hearing Loss Decibels Deaf]

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Deafness

- As a group we all learned about the positive and negatives of what is offered for people who are dealing with deafness/ hard of hearing in the San Diego County. For starters, Deaf people are members of a small and close-knit community. The shared sense of community brings deaf people together in ways that are enriching and rewarding. For example, because many deaf people have friends across the country, they are avid travelers. Often they travel for activities such as the National Association of the Deaf conference, deaf softball and basketball games, and other well-attended events....   [tags: Deaf Deafness Children Hearing Impaired]

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Visual Language And American Sign Language

- Visual language as such as sign language is the concept of gesture, body language, facial expression, and movement. Sign languages had many different languages in the world; for example, Mexican Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, Chinese Sign Language, langue des signes Francaise, American sign language, etc. In the present day, million Deaf Americans use American Sign Language to use communicate each other as a visual language in anywhere includes America, Canada, and some countries. It is not audio language, but it is an official languages recognized since 1988 by the government due issue of Deaf President Now for protest by Gallaudet students and Deaf people at capitol hill and Gallau...   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Suppression Of Development, Diversity And Independence

- Oralism: Suppression of Development, Diversity and Independence in Education and Socialization of the Deaf "We [have] had enough of hearing teachers trying to make us hearing people. [...] We have a language - American Sign Language - but they refuse to recognize it." (Ubelacker, 1988, para. 16)
 The use of Oralism in educational, medical and societal settings is culturally and socially suppressive for the Deaf community. Oralism rejects any form of sign language, and imposes the hearing world’s ideals on the Deaf....   [tags: Sign language, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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I Watch A Very Interesting Video Called Through Dead Eyes

- Today I watch a very interesting video called Through Dead Eyes. This video was about how Deaf culture has changed in a positive manor throughout the years. It highlights special moments in Deaf culture such as attempting to teach Deaf student’s spoken language, how Deaf people are no longer discriminated in our culture, and how technology has impacted the learning ability of dead people. I really enjoyed this documentary and learned a lot of new things about Deaf Culture. Watching this film has made me realize that Deaf Culture has come a very long way....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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A Deep Conncection, Not a Defect

- In mainstream American society tends to approach deafness as a defect. To me, deafness is not a defect but a source of connection. A beautiful connection called sign language involving, humor, visual literature, theater, and deep emotions. The deaf culture has often been labeled as the “deaf- and- dumb culture”. This is not only an insulting term it is also very inaccurate. Deaf people are just as intelligent as hearing people. Throughout the video there were horrible names and labels showing up across the screen that most hearing people call deaf such as, mute, hearing impaired, retarded and handicap....   [tags: Human Disabilities]

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Where Do I Fit In?

- American Sign Language(ASL) has been for many years the main way the deaf communicate and is also extremely important to the deaf culture. To the hearing world, being deaf was always considered a handicap and for that reason they came up with what is called a cochlear implant, causing great debate within the deaf culture. The invention of the cochlear implant has the deaf worried that their culture will be destroyed, while the hearing world find that it will better there lives, not realizing that this procedure is not a cure and will leave the deaf confused as to where they belong in society....   [tags: Communication ]

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Hearing Loss Is The Most Common Birth Defect

- Hearing loss is the most common birth defect in infants. Within the realm of hearing loss, there exists many different levels of severity, from mild to profound. Due to this, there is an abundance of different interventions and treatments. For individuals with less severe hearing loss, hearing aids are the most common course of action. This method does not require any surgeries or long recoveries. On the other hand, for those with profound hearing loss, which is also regarded as deafness, hearing aids are ineffective because the cochlea is defective....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Models of deafness]

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Signs Of American Sign Language

- American Sign Language has no exact origin but it is a visual language using hand movements, facial expressions and body language to communicate that is used by people that can’t hear. It is used predominantly by the deaf and people who can hear but cannot speak. Certain signs also represent complete ideas or phase’s not just individual word, not every word in sign language is signed. Sign Language is composed of a system that has conventional gestures using all your body parts, even spelling word out with your fingers....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Thesis Statement : American Sign Language

- THESIS STATEMENT (central idea + preview statement): American Sign Language didn’t begin until 1814 which is fairly new language compared to modern languages such as English, Spanish, and French. ASL started when deaf education was first introduced in America. In this speech, we will be discussing the following: where, when, and why did ASL started, the history of Martha’s Vineyard, evolution of ASL, recognition of ASL as a real language. ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN: Chronological Order INTRODUCTION ATTENTION STATEMENT: “For almost three centuries, due to an inbred recessive gene, the population of Martha 's Vineyard had an unusual proportion of profoundly deaf people....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Cochlear Implants : A New Cure For Another Disease Or Disability?

- Every day it seems that another medical hurdle for humanity is leapt. A new cure for another disease or disability seems to cross the horizon at least once a year. For those affected by even minor disabilities, modern technology often provides an answer. In the case of hearing loss for instance, the technology to at least partially overcome has existed since the early 80’s. While not a complete cure, as results and effectiveness vary from patient to patient, Cochlear implants seem to a simple answer available to those who affected by serious hearing loss....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Models of deafness]

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The Effects Of Communication On The Classroom

- When a child is born and labeled as Deaf/deaf or hard of hearing the family must make an important decision on which mode(s) of communication that child will learn and use, which impacts that child for the rest of their lives. (Hardin, Blanchard, Kemmery, Appenzeller, & Parker, 2014) The research I have reviewed this semester has revolved around what mode of communication is the most effective not just in the classroom but at home and workplaces as well. This is an important topic for not just myself but for the field of education, because when faced with a Deaf or hard of hearing student (which is roughly around 2 out of every 1,000 born have some sort of a hearing loss) the teacher is r...   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Models of deafness]

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Choosing Deafness for your Child

- Choosing Deafness for your Child For a lesbian couple that is unable to have a child, with just to two of them, in vitro fertilization with use of a sperm donor is an option. When implanting the embryos “a vast majority of people believe that one ought to want a healthy and happy child” (Weijer, Anthony and Brennan. 2013. p.37). However, people have deferring views on what counts as healthy. The couple that I will have discussed in this paper are both deaf and they want only the embryo’s where there is a high chance of the child being deaf to be implanted (Weijer et al....   [tags: Disabilities, Physical Limitation, Parenting]

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Communication of The Hearing Impaired

- In America, English exists as the standard language. For that reason, it is understood that children will learn this as their primary language. However, according to the “National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders” website, “about two to three children per 1,000 are born deaf or hard of hearing”(Quick Statistics [NIDCD Health Information]) . Moreover, an article by Karen Kalivoda points out that “depending on the age of onset and the severity of the hearing loss, an individual's spoken language development may be radically affected”....   [tags: Special Education]

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The United Republic Of Tanzania

- Kinyasi Monyi, RIT Deaf graduate student, came from the small island of Zanzibar that merged the United Republic of Tanzania in the East Africa. He was born on June 30, 1986, from a military hospital and raised as the only deaf person in family. He was born as hearing but later became deaf at age six when a doctor found out he has spinal meningitis. Now, he is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Computing Security from B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)....   [tags: High school, School, College, Gymnasium]

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Analysis Of ' Switched At Birth '

- For my movie choice, I decided to view, “Switched at Birth” Season 1: Ep.1.What I found truly captivating is how concerned Daphne’s biological parents were of her condition, while the woman who raised her attempts to show the Kennish family that deafness is not a weakness. The first episode was very informative on how Daphne went deaf after catching meningitis. Throughout the episode, the viewer can clearly see how the hearing and deaf community perceive each other and it presents itself when the Vasquez and Kennish Family unite....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Models of deafness]

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The Development of American Sign Language

- The development of American Sign Language in the United States dates back to as early as the 1600s. On Martha’s Vineyard there was a relatively large Deaf population due to genetics and heredity. This was thought to trace back to the first people of the land, who traveled from Massachusetts and carried this genetic deafness with them. Because there were so many people that were deaf living there, it was extremely common for all people, deaf and hearing, to learn their own version of sign language....   [tags: Sign Language History]

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Role of Auditory Babbling

- The following article critique is on “the Role of Audition in Infant Babbling”. This article was written by D. Kimbrough Oller and Rebecca E. Eilers and was published by the journal Child Development in 1988. The purpose of this research is to see if deaf infants babble in the same way and at the same age as hearing infants. If they do, it would suggest that humans are born with a phonetic inheritance that happens without extensive exposure to sounds. The research done in this article does have it benefits such as being able to see the speech patterns in hearing infants and in deaf infants, and being able to see if they do develop at the same rate; but it also has it shortcomings such as th...   [tags: Language ]

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Diversity in Education

- Like it or not, there has always been diversity among students in the classroom. It is the fact that each and every student is unique. From every circumstance, students bring a varying set of values, perspectives, and beliefs to the learning environment. Understanding the character of students is important in order to become a competent teacher. In fact, teachers should be aware and recognize students, as unique individuals, all acquire information differently than others. Some of these differences are due to developmental variations in cognitive, physical, intellectual, moral, emotional, and social changes caused by maturation and experience....   [tags: Meeting Needs, Article Analysis]

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Ethnic Minorities in America

- Ethnic Minorities in America In the United States the term "minority" often infers membership within an ethnic or cultural minority group. However, this term also encompasses other groups that lack equality, such as women, homosexuals and people with disabilities. By definition, the hearing majority classifies Deaf people as minorities because of their inability to hear. Yet linguists and social scientists argue that the basis of Deaf people's status as a minority group is not one of disability, but as a cultural and linguistic minority (Lane, Hoffmeister and Bahan: 1996: 335-6)....   [tags: Ethnicity Hearing Impaired Papers]

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Choosing Deafness for your Child Through IVF is Wrong

- Choosing Deafness for your Child In vitro fertilization can be a way for two people, whom are unable to have children together, to have a child. With in vitro fertilization pre implantation genetic diagnostic testing is done to determine which embryos are to be implanted. Weijer, Anthony and Brennan (2013) say on page 37 that many people want to implant only the healthiest embryos. Unhealthy embryos could be labeled as those with a disability. The embryos that are considered to be unhealthy are not used for in vitro fertilization....   [tags: Genetic Testing, Test Tube Baby]

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Finding Zoe By Brandi Rarus

- Finding Zoe, written by Brandi Rarus, can be understandable when it comes to the theme when it talked about a story of identity, love and adoption and have a point of purpose to write. It is like Rarus 's unique to attempt to shed new light on the theme where she tried to explain about her experiences between her life and adoption. How she portrayed the theme is absolutely utter and it have all the different perspectives that help to build the strong theme. She has the two themes that built a suitable book, acceptance and compassion are her passionate themes of this book and they are applying to her life....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Literature, Writing process]

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Learners Of Second Language Learners

- This article presented interesting topics, such as how learners of second language (L2) acquisition learn to become fluent with a new modality. Another perspective mentioned was how L2 learners of American Sign Language (ASL) experience problems improving their signing skills and fluency. This article helped me to uncover my current struggle with my acquisition of ASL, and how I can improve my signing skills. Leach’s article mentioned many new aspects of how adult second language learners of ASL struggle with language acquisition....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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The Invention of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell

- Growing up as a child living with his deaf mom, Eliza, Alexander Graham Bell sympathized with the hearing impaired and later devoted his life to teaching speech and liberating deaf children. In 1870, Bell and his family moved to Canada where Melville taught his son Visible Speech and setup teaching jobs for him around New England. One year later Alexander Graham Bell moved to Boston, which was a hotspot for commercial, education, and scientific activity. He began writing articles on deaf education and teaching scientific lectures (Grosvenor, Wesson)....   [tags: biography, education, sound]

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Dr. Ken Kesey 's The Hero 's Journey

- Chief Bromden, known as Chief Broom, is a long-term patient that serves in the psychiatric ward due to his schizophrenic condition. Because of his condition, he creates many hallucinations. For example, he believes that he can hear mechanical operations behind the walls of the psychiatric ward. In discussion of Chief Bromden, one controversial issue has been whether or not he is a heroic figure because of his hallucinations, failing to address the real events in the novel. On the other hand, many contend how Chief Bromden is a hero utilizes his surroundings and observations to overcome his psychosis....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Abraham Maslow]

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The Movie The Hammer

- Before watching the movie the “The Hammer” I didn’t know what to expect. I had never seen a deaf movie before and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to understand the movie completely. Watching the movie wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be, and I enjoyed it. The best part about it was that it’s based on the true story about Matthew “The Hammer” Hamill. The movie starts off by introducing a little boy named Matt. We find out that Matt is completely deaf. His grandfather doesn’t take the new lightly and is slightly in denial on the fact that his grandson is deaf....   [tags: film analysis and review]

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The American with Disabilities Act

- As stated by the founding fathers of America “All men are created equal.” Black, white, brown, short, tall, smart, and dumb, all are created equally. Therefore every person deserves fair judgement. Unfortunately, it is a profound fact that not everyone is born normal and capable of task typical for a common person, who is free from disability. In my opinion, the quote “All men are created equal” serves to promote a friendly environment that helps encourage equality among people and aids to recognize the similarities rather than the differences that separates men....   [tags: American Government, ADA Act]

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Through The Medium Of Technology

- Through the Medium of Technology Introduction Students who are deaf or hard of hearing have the right to earn an education in the least restrictive environment. To the highest magnitude suitable, individuals with disabilities of any type, whether in private or public schools, must be in classrooms like their hearing or non-disabled peers (TITLE 1, B, 612, a, 5). Those members of the team working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing have an obligation to attentively; hence, thoroughly be cognizant of each student’s individual cultural style of learning....   [tags: Educational psychology, Education]

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Laurent Clerc Pioneer Teacher

- Laurent Clerc Pioneer Teacher 1785-1869 Laurent Clerc was born in LaBalme, France, on Dec. 26 1785. His father was Mayor of the town and the family could boast of a long line of magistrates in the Clerc lineage. At the age of one, the infant fell from a kitchen chair by accident into a nearby fireplace. He was burned on one side of his face and a fever left him totally deaf. He had uncle also named Laurent Clerc, who heard about the school for the deaf in Paris. When he was twelve years old, his uncle brought him to Paris and took him in the Royal Institution for the Deaf....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Case Study On Sharon Duchesneau And Candace Mccullough And His Son Gauvin

- The case study regarding Sharon Duchesneau and Candace McCullough and their son Gauvin is a very complex scenario to try to analyze and figure out whether or not it was morally right for them to intentionally make their son born deaf. Deafness to some may be seen as a disability or handicap and to others may be seen as a cultural identity. There are a number of factors that are needed to determine whether it was morally justified what Gauvin’s parents had done. After reading the case study thoroughly and doing further research I have a strong opinion towards this situation and believe that it was morally wrong what Duchesneau and McCullough had done....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Consequentialism]

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The Effects Of Genetic Engineering On Human Life

- In the 21st century, medical interventions are greatly advanced with the increasing development of technology. Many biotechnologies such as nanotechnology and genetic engineering have been introduced not only to improve human’s health, also to enhance human bodies and minds. For instance, reproductive technologies such as implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) give the doctors an opportunity to screen embryos before implanting them for cosmetic purposes if parents want to alter some body features like eye color....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Disability, Cochlea]

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The Most Common Language Is American Sign Language

- In the U.S. the fourth most common language is American Sign Language. American Sign Language or ASL is a way of communication for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. As common as this language is, many people know nothing about it so i decided to open myself to this challenge. I decided to dedicate myself to this topic and learn as much information on this language. I wanted to open myself up to a whole new community just like i had in learning Spanish and French. I wanted to take the next few months and learn as much as possible about something that i honestly knew nothing about....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Speech Loss And Identification Of Hearing Loss

- 1. In Chapter 10 of Children with Disabilities, read Causes of Hearing Loss and Identification of Hearing Loss. a. List and describe the eight causes of hearing loss (3pts each = 24 pts). Genetic Causes - Pre, Peri, and Postnatal - Takes place during gestation, during birth or after birth. Baby is exposed to some type of toxin, such as drugs, bacteria or viruses that causes hearing loss. Drugs used for treatments, or extremely low birth weight. Infections - Infections that take place during the pregnancy, infancy or childhood can all cause hearing loss....   [tags: Hearing impairment, Cochlea, Audiogram]

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Colombia Report

- The Deaf population in the United States is composed both of individuals Deaf since early childhood and individuals who lost their hearing later in life. The "Deaf Community", a heterogeneous mix of people from all walks of life, represents every socio-economic and racial category. However, this group of people consider themselves "a community" because they are bound by a common culture, history, heritage and, most importantly, a common language. This language, which forms the foundation of the Deaf Community, is known as American Sign Language (ASL)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Benefits of Advances in Communication for the Visual or Hearing Impaired

- The Benefits of Advances in Communication for the Visual or Hearing Impaired Language is a means of communication that people use to interact with others in society. Generally, language comprises vocal sounds to which meanings have been assigned by cultural convention and often supplemented by various gestures. (Sharma, 30) For any 'normal' person, language is no longer viewed as a tool to acquire: language is placed as a standard and basic skill, almost being considered given at birth. Such an idea about language is reasonable when taking into account how the development of speech and language is acquired in early childhood....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place Analysis

- Dmitri Shostakovich once said, “When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” Shostakovich is correct in his quotation about despair because people typically do not pine on something without reason. In Hemingway’s short story, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” two men are portrayed as being in despair. These two older gentlemen have reasons for their grief though. Hemingway specifically displays the theme of despair through the two men because of specific events that have happened in both of their lives; as a result, the story is able to evoke emotions and questions from the reader....   [tags: ernest hemingway, despair]

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