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Sacks is able to experience the distress in his patients by working with them. Additionally, he suffers from prosopagnosia and is in a better position to understand what being deficient of a sense means. The stories examine discernments about oneself as well as those about the world. This response paper examines Sack’s method of investigation, the reasons Sack takes a unique investigative approach and how he discovers the individuals discussed in the essays. The paper will also analyze how disease affects the way individuals understand themselves and how reading these essay has enable me understand concepts such as normality and handicap.
To come up with these stories, Dr. Sacks associates closely with the subjects in the stories. His insights are stimulating and provide an insight on neurological conditions and the manner in which the brain functions. He investigates the altered self-opening the mind of the reader to experiences and perceptions witnessed by people with disorders such as autism, blindness, amnesia, and Tourette’s syndrome among others. He views the ailments not as disorders but deviation from norm. However, he still manages to explore the distress and challenges faced by persons with these disorders. Instead of analyzing the various conditions and organizing them into chapters, he organizes the conditions into narrative essays. This is a different but interesting way to learn neurobiology. Sack follows his patients from their loss of sense though their distress to their liberation. He empathizes with the patients after their loss of sense and reveals to the reader the struggle that they go through to cope with the deviations that result from the losses (Sacks 12-15).
Sack makes use of literature references to support his arguments. His investigative style is captivating and the reader is able to experience the terror that comes with the neurological disorders. When he
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These people suffer from neurological diseases and conditions such as Autism, Amnesia, total color blindness and Tourrete syndrome. During the time of his documentation, Oliver uses his left hand due to a surgery performed on his right hand shoulder and is yet to heal.
A certain treatment cannot be quoted as universal, but rather depends on the norms and situations of the patients. The Last Hippie by Dr. Oliver Sacks is from his collection An Anthropologist on Mars, in which he has explained about patients facing different neurological problems.
The stories of Cain and Noah are especially notable in this regard. The son of Adam and Eve, Cain slew his brother Abel, as he was indignant at God’s more favorable attitude to the latter’s burnt offering (Clowney, 1991, p.40). The crime committed by Cain enraged God the Almighty, and He forsook Cain, passing a judgment of eternal wanders for him (Genesis 4:12 The New International Version).
A Trojan soldier is expected to demonstrate their immortality and skills as the protectors of their community’s interest. Aeneas's outstanding character as a courageous soldier with a sense of sympathy is a major development in the book. The Trojan leader prepares his troops for befitting send off ceremony following the deaths of soldiers in a war.
From the essay, it's clear that the author states that, Richard Cory was, “Clean favored, and imperially slim”. By referring to Richard as being imperially slim, it seems like the author likens him to a man born of a royal family. The author and his friend from the pavement looked at Richard every time he went downtown.
In “A Jury of Her Peers”, Glaspell causes her readers to think about the following questions: a) Why did the author choose the title? b) Did the knotting and quilting have anything to say about the story? However, what could be more interesting questions brought about by the story are: a) Was Glaspell trying to communicate to her readers the possible destructive effects the abuses from husbands have on women, in whatever form they are inflicted?
2. How has the writer of the poem Secretary Chant employed figurative language to depict the theme of female dehumanization in workplaces? In the poem, how have career women been described? What standards, inequities, integrities and challenges to women has the writer portrayed in the poem?