Analysis Of Normality In The Novel 'Geeak Love'

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What does it mean to be normal? To look and act like everyone else? To be conformed to societies expectations? Or, is it to be confident and self-assured that even if people think differently about the way someone looks that that is irrelevant because what other people think does not matter. In the novel, Geek Love, written by Katherine Dunn, normality, what it means to be “normal”, or even if normal exists is question and a theme that is brought up throughout the whole book. The Binewski family has made the readers think about what it means to be normal, mainly because they do not look like the stereotypical person, and that they are not self-conscious about it. The fact that their abnormalities is the reason why they have so much confidence is what makes readers ponder this theme even more. Being “normal” is not about how we look…show more content…
Being considered normal is not about the way someone looks. The Binewskis are not what people would think to be the “stereotypical normal”, most of the kids are peculiar in the way they look, but that does not mean they are not normal. To begin, Oly has a job at the radio station, when people are listening to her on the radio they cannot tell what she looks like or acts like. They can’t tell anything about her, other than she can speak fluently and esthetically. This is an important fact because this is how everyone should look at others, people should not look at physical appearance or at what makes them different, but what makes them unique and normal. Second, Oly thinks, “How proud I am., dancing in the air full of eyes rubbing at me uncovered, unable to look away because of what I am. Those poor hop-toads behind me are silent. I’ve conquered them” (20). From
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