What are the themes in Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks? This is a study guide question posted by eNotes Editorial. Please clearly identify at least 3 themes and devote a separate paragraph to a...

What are the themes in Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks? This is a study guide question posted by eNotes Editorial. Please clearly identify at least 3 themes and devote a separate paragraph to a discussion of each one

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The Alienation of Disabled People

Sacks explores the tendency for people of disabled communities—especially the deaf community—to feel alienated because most people are unable to easily communicate with them. Additionally, as Sacks outlines, most technology and information is designed or presented for able-bodied individuals. All of these things add a level of distance and separation that makes disabled people feel excluded from "normal" society.

The Ability of Deaf People to Adapt and Persevere

Oliver Sacks presents many situations where people with hearing disabilities have to endure bad situations and...

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