The only way to understand the world of a disable is to go through certain books that resemble their experience and you can relate to them more than ever in reality.
1-Harper Lee’s How to kill a Mockingbird
This book brings the reader closer to the issue of disability. It is based on three children who exhibit a prejudice towards their neighbour, Boo Radley, a man with a learning disability. But their neighbour exerts a powerful hold over the children’s imaginations until his own brief and dignified appearance centre-stage towards the end of the novel.
2- John Steinback’s Of Mice and Men
Steinbeck creates a touching but ill-fated friendship between two very different men clinging to their piece of the American dream. The novel successfully sheds light on the way that learning disability can be exploited unless it is nurtured and feared because it is “different”.
3- William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury
The first 6- pages of the novel is presented through the eyes of Benji Compson, a man with a profound learning disability. The author takes a spectacularly brave attempt to see the world through the eyes of someone whose disability brought such shame on the family.
4- Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick
This highlights the debate in disability politics over to what extent disability should be seen as a deficit or as a difference. The author creates a memorable tale of would-be revenge sought by the one-legged Captain Ahab against his nemesis, the whale.
5- Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The book has illuminated the difference that is an autistic mind, he allows us to do. It encourages walking around for a while in another person’s shoes to see the world as they see it.
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