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    Rensink, O’Regan and Clark (1997), attention is a key factor, meaning when our attention is focused on the area of change then change can be detected. When we fail to detect change, it can result in change blindness. In support of this idea, Simons and Levin (1998) suggest that change blindness occurs if there is a lack of “precise” visual representation of their surroundings. In other words, a person can be looking at an object and not fully notice a change. As a result, our attention selection

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    getting to know Robert, which is the speaker’s wife’s dear, old friend. The narrator feels this way mainly because he does not know him very well and also he thinks Robert does not have much to offer because he is blind. The narrator says, “My idea of blindness came from the movies. In the movies the blind moved slowly and never laughed. Sometimes they were led by seeing-eye dogs.” (Carver 78). Not only does this show how the narrator frowns upon his new guest for being blind, but this also gives evidence

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    The Irony of Blindness in Oedipus The King Is there a single definition of what it is "to see"? I can see the table, I can see your point, I see the real you, I don't see what you're saying. Sometimes the blind can "see" more than the sighted. During a scary movie or a horrific event, people may cover their eyes, choosing not to see the truth. As human beings, we often become entrenched in the material world, becoming oblivious to and unable to see the most apparent truths. Oedipus, the main

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    shows that his is self-absorbed and lacks self-awareness. In “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver the narrator takes Robert’s literal blindness as a foil to his wife and his own blindness, which aren’t physical but social and emotional. While reading the story, there are a few points that grab the attention of the reader and may affect their portrayal of literal and figurative blindness; His wife, Robert, and the Cathedral. The wife in this story sleeps through majority of the story, but giving the fact that

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    Color Blindness in Uncle Tom's Cabin

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    Color Blindness in Uncle Tom's Cabin In the 19th Century, the criteria used to determine the individual's social status would be seen as superficial and inhuman in today's society. In Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Stowe clearly describes a community where the individual's social status is created more by the color of the skin than by his own personal values. Furthermore, Stowe defies the societal belief by giving a "white inside" to a black character, Uncle Tom. Even if Uncle Tom's

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    Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was raised by her mother and father, Arthur Keller and Kate Adams. At a very young age keller was stricken with what they claim to have been either rubella or scarlet fever; as a result, Keller was left deaf and blind. Although, this led to challenges and raised many contradictions as to whether keller would live, but not only live but strive in life this was motivation to Keller. Even with all of the obstacles Helen faced , she would

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    The Deeper Meaning of Sight and Eyes in Sophocles' Oedipus The King In Sophocles' play, "Oedipus The King," the continuous references to eyes and sight possess a much deeper meaning than the literal message. These allusions are united with several basic underlying themes. The story contains common Ancient Greek philosophies, including those of Plato and Parmenides, which are often discussed and explained during such references. A third notion is the punishment of those who violate the law of

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    Causes and Types of Color Blindness

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    actual colors of an object must be frustrating. Many people suffer from color blindness. Being colorblind has way more than just not being able to see colors. Color blindness happens at birth and there is no cure. There is different types of color blindness and the reasons you can't see that specific colors. There is monochromatism, dichromatism, and Anomalous trichromatism. There is also three other types of color blindness which are Tritanopia/ Tritanomaly (blue-green), Deuteranopia/ Deuteranomaly

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    What´s Color Blindness?

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    Color blindness is when an individual is unable to differentiate between some colors. This is due to a genetic mutation that affects in the retina of the eye. There are a higher percentage of men diagnosed with color blindness than women. This is because the X chromosome holds the gene for color blindness, and men only need one X chromosome to carry the gene for them to get the condition where as women need two. Women are usually the carriers of the condition, but do not experience color blindness

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    The Truth About Color Blindness

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    Colorblindness is quite common, about 8% of the male population have it. Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is the incapability to see color, or notice color differences under normal light. Color Blindness can change a person’s life. It can make it harder to read and learn, and certain careers are unavailable (Williams, 2010). The most usual case of color blindness is a sex-linked condition. This is caused by an error in the development of the retinal cones that distinguish color in light

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