The portrayal of blindness in short stories

Kusuma, Agung Wiranata (2021) The portrayal of blindness in short stories. Paradigm: Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 4 (1). pp. 23-32. ISSN 2622-8653

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Short stories as part of the literature play a significant role in portraying the human lifestyle, including the image of disabilities. Studying the portrayal of disabled people in literature becomes significant to consider the need to change the illustration of disabilities in fiction. There are four short stories selected in this study, namely “Cathedral” By Raymond Carver, “The Blind Man” by Guy de Maupassant, “The Blind Man” by Kate Chopin and “A Man Who Had No Eyes” by Benjamin MacKinlay Kantor. Applying disability theory proposed by Tobin Siebers, this textual analysis study found that the characters in the four stories are portrayed as weak, dependent, unproductive, and other negative prejudice. They receive this treatment due to the social misconception about disabilities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: disabilities; blindness; portrayal; short stories
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200506 North American Literature
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Agung Wiranata Kusuma
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 05:40


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