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    Marlee Matlin is a famous actress, dancer and motivational speaker. Marlee Matlin cast in Children of a Lesser God due to her success in the role portrayed she was awarded her first academy award at the age of twenty-one. Furthering her success, Marlee also potrayed roles in Dancing with the Stars, additionally participating in a show called Switch at birth, also making an appearance in the series of Desperate Housewives. Marlee Matlin has performed many movies as well as shows, furthermore being able to accomplish all this and aspire for more. Marlee Matlin is not a regular famous person she is a extremely special woman. Achieved all her goals despite the fact of being Deaf. Overcame all the challenges of being deaf and pursued all her dreams. Marlee is a person that has had the opportunity of representing the deaf society proving that they can do anything. as she proudly says, “It must have been fascinating for America to watch a deaf woman dancing, thinking ‘How does she do this without hearing the music?’” (Hoffman B). Her biography is truly inspirational to the young and to the Deaf culture this comes to prove once again that being deaf is not something that holds you from accomplishing your deepest…

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    Marlee Matlin: An Inspiring Contemporary Deaf Figure Throughout the past few decades, there have been many outstanding deaf actors and actresses. Among them is Marlee Matlin. Marlee Matlin was born on August 24, 1965, in the suburb of Morton Grove, Illinois. At the age of 18 months, she lost hearing in her right ear and eighty percent of her hearing in the other due to an illness and high fevers. Her parents grieved over the loss of her hearing and refused to send her to a deaf school. Instead,…

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    know what that director or artist is trying to get across to the audience? Movies, television, shows, plays, music, and art are all an exhibit of entertainment of some sort. All these things have a meaning that they want to convey you. In deaf culture this is no different, the teller of these stories, or movies, or means of entertainment is conveying some sort of message to the audience. Marlee Matlin a famous deaf actress is a teller not only to the deaf community, but to hearing as well.…

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    In the Academy Award winning film, Children of a Lesser God, the director, Randa Haines characterizes Sarah Norman (Marlee Matlin) as a rambunctious, angry deaf woman without a purpose, trying to find a place to fit into society. Sarah bottles up the anger she deals with in regard to the way people treat her throughout her life. However, in order for Sarah to fit in, she uses her beauty and sexuality with men that she meets so they would like and accept her and overlook her hearing disability.…

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    In May, actor Jamie Foxx received criticism for his disrespectful mockery of sign language, which he used during his recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Foxx appeared on the show to promote his new Fox game show, “Beat Shazam.” As host Fallon was going to commercial, actor Foxx made several hand gestures that were meant to mimic a sign language interpretation of what Fallon was saying, making Fallon laugh. However, all the “signs” were made up, as Foxx was attempting a…

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    Leclerc actually became hearing impaired because of an inner-ear disease called Ménière’s disease, the symptoms of which include fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo, pressure, and tinnitus. Sean Berdy, plays Lecler’s love interest Emmett, a motorcycle riding, bad boy photographer. Sean is also an actor who is hearing impaired. Emmett’s mother, Melody, is played deaf actress Marlee Matlin. Their on-screen interactions and frequent arguments form the basis of a compelling and unique dynamic on…

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    protested in opposition to a hearing person being positioned as president. Newly elected president, Elisabeth A. Zinser, was chosen over 2 other candidates whom were Deaf. This choice led to protests brought upon by angry students of Gallaudet University. Deaf students protested for a week, because of the choice made by the board of trustees. The University’s students felt as though, a Deaf president would best connect with them and would be a better fit that Elisabeth Zinser. The election of a…

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    near and far. In the film History Through Deaf Eyes, you can see the changes and the acceptance that the world has created for deaf people over the years. Society has changed and become more accepting of others. Deaf people are normal people. They may have a handicap, but that does not hinder their learning or communication. Personally, I find it amazing that ASL has grown the way it has. It is in every ethnic group and region of the United States, not to mention how much it has spread…

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    community. They are people with dreams, aspirations, and knowledge just like anyone else, and just like anyone else, they want to share their experiences and knowledge with the people around them. The author wants people to look past our differences and see that we are all the same. -The author alludes to people in the Deaf community being treated differently for being Deaf. That even though Deaf individuals are just as capable as anyone else they are often not looked at that way. They are…

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    Holcomb mentions, “Deaf art allows Deaf people’s lives to be better understood by outsiders” (193), which grasps the fact that the art makes an impression on both groups of audiences, members of the Deaf community, and nonmembers. The influence of the art and literature is shown in the examples given in both fields with ample information of the responses to those pieces. I found this topic to be very compelling and interesting, since both factors are something I enjoy. I was also drawn into this…

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