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    Deaf Event Reflection

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    When I first heard that I needed to go to a deaf event I was a little nervous. I felt like I was not going to like it and or Feel like everyone was going to talk about me. I heard that some people in the deaf community are rude to hearing people. So I was just hoping to be accepted as a person who is learning ASL. I was very skeptical to what I was about to embark on. This deaf event did change how I viewed the deaf community. At a young age, I witnessed people using sign language. I did not…

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    The House of Usher: A Glove A glove can only be of use when a hand is inside. When a hand is inserted into a glove, it is able to achieve the purpose for which it was created. Some of these purposes are protection, warmth, and style. Without a hand, a glove is nothing; limp, lifeless, and useless. The glove in this analogy represents the mansion in the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe. The hand would then represent the inhabitants of the house. When the Ushers…

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    Gesture Development According to Jarzynski (2013), gestures are a significant tool used to predict a child’s language. Gestures are an important indication of the child’s language learning path in that, when a child displays a gesture they are employing intentional communication, which is a stepping stone to verbal communication (Jarzynski, 2013). According to Jarzynski, an example of this is when a “nine-month-old child is reaching towards something he wants, while looking back at his mom”.…

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    to do with the way that someone walks, are they walking with confidence or are they timid in their movements (Floyd, 2011)? Whereas gestures are more focused on the hands and head, these are used “to illustrate speech and convey verbal meaning” (Matsumoto, Frank & Hwang, 2013). There are two main ways of thinking about gestures, first is gestures, these are gestures that have a verbal translation (Floyd, 2011). The second is illustrators, these are “tied to speech and serve to illustrate of…

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    Hata In A Gesture Life

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    Relationships are a two-way street, demanding communication, trust, and respect from both involved parties in order to thrive. In Chang-Rae Lee’s novel, A Gesture Life, an elderly Japanese man, Franklin Hata, is haunted by his failures to leave his mark on society. Living nothing but the titular “gesture life,” Hata fails to establish emotional connections with those around him, especially after witnessing and participating in the abuse and murder of a young comfort woman during his time as a…

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    A Gesture Life Summary

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    A Gesture Life is about a Korean man Franklin “Doc” Hata, who was adopted at a young age and raised in a Japanese family. Hata is in his seventies, and lives in a suburban town, Bedley Run. He is content with his big house, and the relationships he has made from owning a local medical supply shop, “Sunny’s”, which he sold to a young couple. Hata begins to have flashbacks to his time serving for the Japanese army in Burma. He hides his Korean origins during his time in war, until a group of…

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    the material that was taught during this course to my life. One of the first concepts that I would apply to life after taking this course is knowing that Cultural Gestures exists. Cultural Gestures means how each culture has a different meaning and perspectives in body motion, body signaling or body gestures. For example, the gestures vary in each culture when it comes to signs showing that they are sad, happy or saying yes or no using their body movements as language. This concept has an…

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    significance, like meal, clothes, music, dance, language and of course gestures. People differentiate a various types of gestures in different cultures, particularly in business conversations. In official conversations, people should pay special attention to the gestures of speakers. By using appropriate gestures, we can greet and say goodbye to an interlocutor can send information and show our own psychic condition. By the shown gesture, we can injure and abuse or make a pleasure. Everyone…

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    of Gestures Gesture is the use of nonverbal communication in between the humans or to any other creatures. This kind of communication uses different part of the body such as hand, head, the lips and etc. Those body parts are used to convey messages nonverbally. Basically, for gesture recognitions that are used in the digital world, it can be categorized into three different areas which are voice gesture recognition, facial gesture recognition and hand gesture recognition. 2.4.1 Voice gesture…

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    Forgetting about the past is often a way for people to move on into the future. Erasure in life is something that many people will do in order to move forward but never really succeed in doing. In A Gesture Life, Chang-rae Lee’s character, Franklin “Doc” Hata, strives to cover up past events in his life through this process of abolishment of past events. He does this in the hopes of achieving a seemingly perfect lifestyle to the bystanders in his neighborhood. With this, Doc Hata builds a…

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