Journal for english - on being a cripple

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Journal I had a variety of feelings aroused from deep within me after reading On Being A Cripple . The vast majority of them would be considered “negative” by most people; for example, I felt a strong sense of pity and sadness towards the author, who became handicapped for seemingly no reason at all. The other feeling that persisted in me throughout the essay was a powerful feeling of injustice; the author didn’t do anything bad enough to deserve a punishment of permanent disability. Nancy Mairs’s medical condition (multiple sclerosis) is an untreatable disease. She notes in her essay that it is not, in her own opinion, the doctors’ fault; if anything, the medical personnel are the victims – they lack the power to heal M.S., whereas they usually look at themselves as healers. As Mairs boldly emphasizes, “I have always tried to be gentle with my doctors, who often have more at stake in terms of ego than I do.”
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course ENG 200901 taught by Professor Hodgkins during the Spring '09 term at UNC Greensboro.

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