TESOL: Analyzing Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature- Book Analysis Handout
Analyzing Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature Pajka-West
Pathological Perspective Cultural Perspective
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o The book views deafness as a biological disability or a o The book emphasizes “the realistic” (Garland-Thomson,
deviation from the norm (Padden Humphries, 1988) or the 2002; Panara, 1972) or the characters are portrayed as
book points out a “sickness model” which in turn has persons “warts an‟ all, with a range of human
characters seeking a cure (Sullivan, 2003). characteristics” (Quicke, 1985, 157).
o The emphasis focuses upon the physical condition of o The book uses the term „Deaf‟(Lane, Hoffmeister
deafness versus the deaf pe
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