Please analyze Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks. This is a study guide question posted by eNotes Editorial. Your literary analysis may touch on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to)...

Please analyze Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks. This is a study guide question posted by eNotes Editorial. Your literary analysis may touch on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) discussions of the author’s style, the use of symbols or motifs, or the broader historical or literary context in which the work was written.

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Sacks’ text is an exploration of deaf people: their language, their identity, and their culture. He explains in the preface of the book that he began to see the deaf in an “ethnic” perspective, as a people almost separate from the hearing in their development of a shared consciousness.

Because the book is a work of nonfiction, it is best to analyze the organizational structure of the text and what purpose Sacks hopes to achieve by selecting such an arrangement. The book is divided into three thematic sections, each of which addresses a different facet of Sacks’ personal experience with and knowledge of the deaf.

Part one is distinctly academic in nature, focusing almost solely on the historical development...

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