Oliver Sacks 'The Minds Eye: What The Blind See'

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People are deeply immersed in their daily lives and don't take the chance to stop and think how we take things for granted. It is difficult for us to understand because we live in a world where we have the liberty to achieve to the best of our potential. It is not usual for us to constantly think about people with disabilities or those residing in other countries around the world. We don't realize how learning about these people's experiences can help us better understand ourselves and how our brain works. Oliver Sacks recounts the experiences of various individuals that became blind through his article "The Minds Eye: What the blind see." Similarly, Azar Nafisi's excerpt from "Reading Lolita in Tehran," highlights the personalities of the girls who use…show more content…
Nafisi emphasizes how her living room has become their free world by using two photographs to describe the girls.in one photograph they have their black robes on. In the second photo they reveal their individual personalities through their fashion and body language. "I could not get over the shock of seeing them shed their mandatory Veils and robes and burst into color... each one gained an outline and a shape, becoming her own inimitable self. Our world in that living room with its window framing my beloved elburz mountains became our sanctuary our self-contained universe..." In Sack's article the individuals use blindness as a form of freedom by creating their own visual World. The individuals sacks studied had a connection. When they lost their vision, they were able to broaden their view of people. Lusseyran states, "I stopped caring whether people were dark or fair, with blue eyes or green, I thought the sighted people spent too much time observing these empty things..." (Pg 311) similarly to John Hull, not only did they lose their vision, they also lost interest in people's physical

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