"In this Sign" Book Review by Writing Specialists

"In this Sign"
A review of the book "In this Sign" by Joanne Greenberg.
# 92080 | 1,045 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines how the book "In this Sign" is about Janice and Abel who meet at a school for the deaf and dumb during the first half of the 20th century, before the acceptance of deaf culture in America. It looks at how the novel chronicles the changing world of American life, and the largely unchanging nature of American prejudice against the deaf.

From the Paper:

"The school for the deaf, which also teaches the blind, is dirty, dim, and grim, and takes a patronizing attitude to the students. The nature couple's education highlights some of the assumptions about the deaf that run through the text. The deaf are assumed to be inferior versions of hearing persons, so they are forced to learn a method of communication that is a kind of parody of hearing communication, lip-reading, rather than the signing that comes so naturally and fluidly to the deaf. The deaf are grouped with persons with a variety of difficulties, rather than to have their uniqueness as a group acknowledged."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Greenberg, Joanne. In this Sign. New York: Owl Books, 1984.Greenberg, Joanne. In this Sign. New York: Owl Books, 1984.

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