Children of a Lesser God

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Sarah Goldman Professor Robins Sign Language April 7, 2008 Children of a Lesser God Children of a Lesser God is one of the most moving films I have seen in a very long time. I think I was inspired by this movie because of my participation in ASL class. On the outside, it is simply a story a teacher’s work with his deaf students. However, under closer examination this film is a coming of age story for everyone involved. The film introduces a wandering man who is an extraordinary speech teacher; however, something is missing from his life. It also portrays his students who struggle with the confidence to speak and their path to finding the courage. However, most importantly, it tells the story of a young woman who “only does things [she] can do great.” The majority of the film is concerned with the hardships that Sarah and Mr. Leeds have and overcoming the language barrier which they both face. The character of Mr. Leeds was a very believable and inspiring character. His
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ASL 100 taught by Professor Robbins during the Spring '08 term at American.

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